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Ill. Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment On Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
On September 27, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a defendant-employer summary judgment on a whistleblower retaliation claim under the Illinois
United States
15 Oct 2019
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District Of Rhode Island Dismisses In-House Attorney's SOX Whistleblower Claim For Lack Of Protected Activity
On July 19, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island granted an employer's motion to dismiss a SOX whistleblower claim, holding that the Plaintiff—an in-house attorney...
United States
14 Oct 2019
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ARB Affirms Dismissal of SOX Whistleblower Claim Against Non-Public Companies
The ARB recently affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower retaliation claim under Section 806 of SOX, holding an employer is not a "contractor"
United States
21 Aug 2019
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4th Circuit Vacates ARB SOX Whistleblower Decision For Lack Of Protected Activity
On June 13, 2019, the Fourth Circuit overturned the ARB's decision in favor of a complainant, ruling that the plaintiff had not engaged in protected activity under the SOX whistleblower
United States
29 Jul 2019
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SEC Awards Joint Whistleblowers $3 Million Even Though Information Was Not Voluntarily Given
On June 3, 2019, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower announced a $3 million award to two whistleblowers who provided the SEC with information that led it to investigate
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Ill. Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal Of Ill. Whistleblower Act And Retaliatory Discharge Claims
On May 23, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling in Roberts v. Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508, reaffirming the pleading standards for both common law retaliatory discharge
United States
28 Jun 2019
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House Financial Services Committee Passes Bill To Expand Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection To Internal Whistleblowers
On May 8, 2019, the House Committee on Financial Services passed H.R. 2515, the Whistleblower Protection Reform Act of 2019.
United States
13 Jun 2019
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Hospital Sues Whistleblower For Failing To Report Information And Choosing Instead To Use As Basis For Claim
In an unusual and eye-catching case, a hospital facing a whistleblower lawsuit from a former senior executive under the False Claims Act ("FCA") has brought suit against that individual
United States
27 May 2019
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Alabama Federal Court Denies Motion For Summary Judgement On SOX Whistleblower Claim
On April 2, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama denied a defendant-employer's motion for summary judgment on a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim
United States
16 May 2019
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LA Jury Awards Whistleblower $1.5 Million
This case is consistent with a trend of sizable jury verdicts in whistleblower retaliation claims.
United States
21 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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First Cir. Sets Pleading Standard For FCA Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
Thereafter, Shields alleged that Guilfoile threatened to sue him for defamation and tortious interference.
United States
21 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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N.D. Illinois Refuses To Expand Reach Of Commodity Exchange Act Whistleblower Provisions
On October 22, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a first-impression whistleblower retaliation claim...
United States
14 Nov 2018
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Federal Court Allows SOX Whistleblower Claim To Proceed But Dismisses Dodd-Frank Claim
On October 2, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania federal court denied a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim
United States
15 Oct 2018
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SEC Issues More Than $54 Million To Two Whistleblowers
On September 6, 2018, the SEC Office of the Whistleblower awarded $39 million to one whistleblower and $15 million to another.
United States
12 Sep 2018
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Tenth Circuit Reverses Grant Of Summary Judgment On SOX Whistleblower Claim
On February 22, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's grant of summary judgment against Plaintiff who claimed that his employment was terminated in violation ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
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Chicago Federal Court Rejects Retaliatory Discharge Claim Due To Existence Of SOX Whistleblower Claim
On April 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that a plaintiff's SOX claim precluded his claim for common law retaliatory discharge.
United States
18 Jun 2018
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ARB Rejects SOX Claim Due To Complainant's Harassment
The ARB recently affirmed a motion for summary decision against a Complainant claiming retaliatory discharge under SOX, finding that he failed to demonstrate that he engaged in protected activity ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
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