Corporate Responsibility

Watchdog Files SEC Complaint Against Natera Inc. for Misleading Investors

Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting an investigation into Natera Inc., a clinical genetic testing company. Following New York Times reporting on the company’s prenatal tests, CfA alleges that Natera appears to have misled investors about the accuracy of its prenatal genetic tests and failed to disclose the investor risk associated with tests resulting in false positives.

Memo: Fake Virginia Investigative Reporting Outlet

A recent Washington Post report by Elahe Izadi details how Virginia-based public relations firm Tigercomm started a fake investigative news site to drum up negative stories on behalf of its corporate clients. This site, called the Checks & Balances Project (CBP), has spent months investigating Virginia non-profits, businesses and political leaders, and not disclosing that it is likely a paid effort.

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