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Eastern District of Pennsylvania Grants Summary Judgment On SOX Claim
On July 18, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a defendant-employer's motion for summary judgment on a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim
United States
9 Aug 2019
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Whistleblower Challenges Delayed Bounty Award
In a petition for a writ of mandamus filed on April 29, 2019 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, an unidentified whistleblower who claims to have tipped the SEC to alleged violations
United States
31 Jul 2019
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SDNY Dismisses SOX And Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims Against Private Company
On June 3, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a defendant-employer's motion for summary judgment on SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claims, finding that the alleged whistleblowing did not involve fraud related to a public company.
United States
15 Jul 2019
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SEC Awards Whistleblower More Than $4.5 Million
On May 24, 2019, the SEC announced payment of more than $4.5 million to a whistleblower who sent an anonymous tip to the company alleging significant wrongdoing and then submitted
United States
10 Jun 2019
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Update On Bofl SOX Whistleblower Litigation
We previously reported in October 2017 and March 2017 on a whistleblower litigation brought by Charles Erhart, a former Bank of Internet Holding, Inc. (Bofl) internal auditor.
United States
3 Jun 2019
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Expansive Amendments To New York Whistleblower Protection Law Introduced
On April 29, 2019, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced Assembly Bill A7384, which would amend and significantly expand New York's whistleblower statute, N.Y.L.L. §§ 740, 741.
United States
31 May 2019
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SEC Awards $50 Million To Two Whistleblowers
On March 26, 2019, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower announced two multi-million dollar awards to whistleblowers who provided the SEC ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
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Minnesota Federal Court Rejects Employer's Attempt To Litigate State-Law Whistleblower Claim In Federal Forum
On March 11, 2019, a federal court in Minnesota rejected an employer's attempt to litigate a plaintiff's state-law whistleblower claim in a federal forum,
United States
1 Apr 2019
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EU Agrees To Set The Floor For Whistleblower Protection Across All Member States
According to a press release issued by the European Commission today, the European Parliament and the Member States have agreed to adopt new rules that set the standard for protecting individuals
European Union
21 Mar 2019
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Whistleblower Complaints Down In 2018
Although complaints were temporarily down in 2018, we expect the overall upward trend to continue in future years.
United States
18 Mar 2019
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Ninth Circuit Affirms Most Of Jury Verdict In Former GC's SOX Whistleblower Lawsuit
On February 26, 2019, the Ninth Circuit affirmed much of a jury's approximately $11M verdict finding that a former general counsel was discharged in retaliation for reporting alleged Foreign Corrupt
United States
15 Mar 2019
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Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment On SOX Whistleblower Claim
On February 15, 2019, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Andeavor Corporation f/k/a Tesoro Corporation on a SOX whistleblower claim ...
United States
13 Mar 2019
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U.S. Department Of Labor Appoints Three New Members To The ARB
On January 8, 2019, the DOL announced Secretary Alexander Acosta's appointment of three new members to the Administrative Review Board (ARB) ...
United States
6 Feb 2019
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California Federal Court Stays SOX Claim Pending Arbitration Of Related Claims
On December 21, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California stayed a plaintiff's whistleblower retaliation claim under SOX
United States
14 Jan 2019
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CFTC Issues $30 Million Whistleblower Award
On July 12, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued its largest whistleblower award ever, approximately $30 million, as part of its Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.
United States
18 Jul 2018
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SEC Votes In Favor Of Proposal To Amend Whistleblower Rules To Comport With U.S. Supreme Court's Holding In Digital Realty Trust
On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") voted in an open meeting on several final rules and rule proposals that will have a material impact on the
United States
5 Jul 2018
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SDNY Grants Summary Judgment Against Plaintiff In SOX Blacklisting Suit
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently granted a motion for summary judgment against a Plaintiff claiming retaliatory blacklisting under SOX, holding that a former employer's policy ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
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Update On BofI Whistleblower Litigation
BofI shareholders filed a putative class action securities fraud suit when BofI's stock price fell over 30% after news broke of the whistleblower litigation.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Anti-Retaliation Provisions Of Dodd-Frank Apply Only To Whistleblowers Who Report To The SEC
On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an individual is not covered by the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act unless they have provided information ...
United States
1 Mar 2018
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Seventh Circuit Affirms Grant Of Summary Judgment On Terminated CEO's SOX And DFA Claims
The Seventh Circuit made clear that SOX does not extend to a company's internal policy disagreements or to the provision of advice about securities disclosures.
United States
24 Jan 2018
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