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CFTC Amends Whistleblower Rules To Strengthen Anti-Retaliation Protections And Encourage Whistleblower Tips
The CFTC first proposed some form of these amendments to its Whistleblower Rules last year.
United States
26 May 2017
Supreme Court Asked To Review Scope Of Dodd-Frank's Whistleblower Provision
It remains to be seen whether the Supreme Court will grant Digital Realty's request to address this incredibly divisive issue.
United States
25 May 2017
CFTC Issues Record-High Whistleblower Bounty Award
On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued its third and largest award, of more than $10 million, as part of its Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.
United States
12 Apr 2016
In 10-1 Verdict, Jury Finds No FCA Violation By Abbott Laboratories
The lawsuit was filed by the company's former sales director, Kevin Colquitt, shortly after he left the company in 2006.
United States
12 Apr 2016
CFTC Whistleblower Awards On The Horizon
In a recent interview with Law360 (subscription required), Chris Ehrman, the Director of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissionís Whistleblower Office, predicted that the number and size of the CFTCís whistleblower awards will increase in the near future.
United States
7 May 2015
First SEC Whistleblower Award To Former Company Officer
The SEC announced an expected award of $475,000 to $575,000 to a former company officer "who reported original, high-quality information about a securities fraud that resulted in an SEC enforcement action with sanctions exceeding $1 million."
United States
5 Mar 2015
Consumer Financial Product Whistleblower Complaints Up Dramatically, SOX Complaints (With OSHA) Down
According to data provided by OSHA, the total number of whistleblower complaints has generally increased over the past ten years.
United States
8 Jan 2015
SECís Second Amicus Brief On Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Reports
On December 11, 2014, the SEC filed an amicus brief in support of Plaintiff-Appellant Mikael Safarian asking the Third Circuit to revive his Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim and endorse the agencyís definition of "whistleblower" as including individuals who only report internally.
United States
23 Dec 2014
Highlights Of SECís 2014 Annual Report
On November 17, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commissionís Office of the Whistleblower ("OWB") released its fourth Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program to Congress
United States
20 Nov 2014
Court Follows 5th Circuit Asadi Decision, Dismisses Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claim
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Verfuerth v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., No. 14-cv-352 (E.D. Wis. Nov. 4, 2014) recently ruled that the Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection provision does not protect employees who only report alleged violations of the securities laws internally
United States
13 Nov 2014
E.D. Pennsylvania Limits Supreme Courtís SOX Whistleblower Decision
Plaintiff Leo Gibney was employed by a private company, Evolution Market Research, LLC, between October 2009 and November 7, 2011.
United States
7 Jul 2014
SEC Bans Repeat, Bad-Faith Tipster From Future Submissions
The SEC Office of the Whistleblower took what appears to be a necessary and prudent step to protect the integrity and efficiency of its program.
United States
23 Jun 2014
CFTC Issues First Whistleblower Program Award
The Acting Chairman of the CFTC, Mark Wetjen, announced that the Commission will make its first payout to a whistleblower as part of its Whistleblower Program.
United States
27 May 2014
SEC Scrutinizing Contractual Impediments To Whistleblower Complaints
The SEC's whistleblower chief cautioned in-house attorneys who draft contracts incentivizing employees to report securities fraud complaints in-house.
United States
19 Mar 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Extends SOX's Whistleblower Protection To Employees Of Publicly Traded Company's Contractors
On March 4, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Lawson v. FMR LLC, holding that SOX's whistleblower protection extends to employees of a publicly traded company's contractors and subcontractors. Lawson v. FMR LLC, 571 U.S.
United States
7 Mar 2014
Texas Federal Court Gives SOX Whistleblower Another Big Bite At The Apple
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently ruled that a plaintiff had the right to a de novo review of her SOX whistleblower claims in federal district court even though she had already participated in two levels of administrative review before the Department of Labor.
United States
10 Oct 2013
SEC Enforcement Official Recommends That Firms Showcase Their Compliance Programs
Stephen Cohen, Associate Director in the Securities and Exchange Commissionís Enforcement Division, recently advised companies being investigated to flaunt their compliance programs to the agency, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
United States
25 Sep 2013
Sixth Circuit: Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies Not A Jurisdictional Bar For Title VII Retaliation Claim
On August 13, 2013, the Sixth Circuit reinstated a retaliation claim under Title VII, reversing the dismissal of the claim on jurisdictional grounds for failure to exhaust administrative remedies with the EEOC.
United States
28 Aug 2013
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether SOXís Whistleblower Provision Protects Employees of Publicly Traded Companyís Contractors
Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), codified at 18 U.S.C. ß 1514A, prohibits retaliation against employees of public companies who report suspected violations of Securities and Exchange Commission rules or federal laws relating to fraud.
United States
31 May 2013
C.D. Cal. Greenlights SOX Claim, Analyzing Whether Scienter Must Be Shown Where Violation Of Internal Controls Is Alleged
On April 24, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued its final ruling that a SOX whistleblower complaint survived a Rule 12(b)(6) challenge.
United States
10 May 2013
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