Takata whistleblowers receive US$1.13m


US law firm Constantine Cannon has announced that two of its whistleblower clients will receive more than US$1.13m to settle their claims for whistleblower awards for information they provided to the US government in its criminal case against Takata, the now-bankrupt maker of defective airbags.

Some of the Takata devices exploded and claimed the lives of 22 people and set off a global recall of nearly 100m airbag inflators.

The whistleblowers, Mark Lillie and another man who remains anonymous, are both former Takata employees who provided extensive assistance to government investigators under the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, a US whistleblower reward programme.

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