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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
S.D.N.Y Dismisses Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Action
On February 5, 2018, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Defendant Khan Funds Management America, Inc.'s Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a whistleblower retaliation claim under Dodd-Frank...
United States
20 Feb 2018
E.D. Pennsylvania Limits Protected Activity Under SOX
In Westawski v. Merck & Co., No. 14-cv-3239 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 18, 2016), the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted Defendant Merck & Co. (Company) summary judgment...
United States
2 Nov 2016
Eighth Circuit Deals Significant Blow To SOX And Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers
After his employment was terminated, Plaintiff filed SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claims in the District of Minnesota.
United States
15 Jun 2016
SOX Whistleblower Receives $250,000 Award Related To State Wage Act Complaints
The ARB recently concluded that a former program manager was entitled to recover more than $250,000 in back pay and benefits under Section 806 of SOX based on his discipline and constructive discharge.
United States
15 Apr 2016
E.D. Kentucky Dismisses SOX And Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Counter-Claims
The Court dismissed the SOX claim as untimely since it was beyond the statute's 180-day statute of limitations.
United States
1 Apr 2016
Second Circuit: Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers
Today, the Second Circuit issued its highly anticipated decision in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy, ruling (in a 2-1 decision) that Dodd-Frank's whistleblower protection provision applies to internal complaints
United States
11 Sep 2015
E.D.N.Y Denies Motion For Summary Judgment In FCA Retaliation Case Based On Finding Of Pretext
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently found that two former employees of Eihab Human Services raised a genuine issue of material fact as to whether they were discharged in retaliation.
United States
14 Aug 2015
SEC Pays More Than $3 Million Whistleblower Award
On July 17, 2015, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $3 million to a "company insider" whose information assisted the SEC in unveiling a "complex fraud."
United States
24 Jul 2015
Cal. Court Limits Protected Activity Under Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provision
Plaintiff, a CPA who was employed by the Company, allegedly complained to his managers about various purported errors in the Company's accounting practices.
United States
9 Jul 2015
6th Circuit Reverses Itself, Abandons "Definitively And Specifically" Standard For SOX Whistleblower Protected Activity
Mr. Rhinehimer was a certified financial planner at U.S. Bancorp (Company) who was terminated after he complained to his supervisor about allegedly inappropriate trades.
United States
10 Jun 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
4th Circuit: 4 Year Statute Of Limitations Applies To SOX Claims
The Fourth Circuit recently held that SOX whistleblower retaliation claims are subject to a four-year statute of limitations and that emotional distress damages are available in SOX actions.
United States
4 Feb 2015
New Whistleblower Bounty Law On The Horizon In NY?
On March 22, 2013, the New York State Senate introduced the S4362 Proposal.
United States
19 May 2013
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