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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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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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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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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 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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[Podcast]: Key Contractual Provisions For Employers To Incorporate In Documents With Confidentiality Covenants
In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, Kate Napalkova, special employee benefits and executive compensation counsel, and associate
United States
12 Jun 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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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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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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Former Accountant Could Proceed With Whistleblower Lawsuit
Says Siri alleged she was terminated as the general ledger staff accountant for Sutter Home Winery in retaliation for having notified the state Board of Equalization and Sutter's general counsel in writing...
United States
3 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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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
20
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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