Senators Revive Antitrust Whistleblower Protection Bill

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 3:06 PM EST) -- Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reintroduced previously stalled legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to employees who give federal prosecutors information in criminal antitrust investigation.

Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, launched their second push to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, which would allow an employee to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor about suspected retaliation for cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The lawmakers first introduced the legislation in July, but the bill died in committee without a...
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