Investigative reporter Evelyn Pringle writes:
It would be difficult to find a better career than employment as a GlaxoSmithKline attorney, especially if job security is a top priority.
Not a year goes by when the company is not doling out millions of dollars to defend against charges involving corporate misconduct of one kind or another.
A limited review of the company's involvement in the legal system over just the last five years reveals a clear pattern of habitual corruption.
However, although Glaxo has paid billions of dollars in accumulated fines, penalties and awards to plaintiffs in civil cases, not one company official has been arrested and charged with a crime.