Whistleblowers Win Big, Then Sue Their Lawyers

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With whistleblower awards increasingly topping $100 million, it's no surprise that fee fights are starting to pile up. Now they've ensnarled lawyers involved in two of the biggest federal recoveries to date--the $3 billion wrested from GlaxoSmithKline in July over illegal drug marketing claims, and the $5 billion in back taxes and $780 million in penalties that the IRS recovered from UBS in September.

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