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Whistleblowers: The New Bounty Hunters

Quiz: QUIZ: Whistleblowers

Question 3 of 10

What was the largest award ever paid to an individual whistleblower?

  1. $32 million
  2. $64 million
  3. $96 million
  4. $128 million
Correct!

The largest award ever paid to an individual whistleblower is $96 million. It was paid in 2010 to Cheryl Eckard, a quality control manager for GlaxoSmithKline, as part of a $750 million judgment over manufacturing violations that she discovered in 2002. Eckard reported the problems to her supervisors, but rather than resolve them, the company fired her. She filed a lawsuit, and GlaxoSmithKline eventually agreed to pay $750 million in settlements and fines. $96 million of that award went to Eckard.

Glaxo to Pay $750 Million for Sale of Bad Products
Source: href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/business/27drug.html" target="_blank">New York Times

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