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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, reasoning that Plaint... read more

The Supreme Court Restricts Whistleblower Rights

After his termination, Somers filed a suit in federal court against Digital Realty that included a claim of whistleblower ... (b)(1)(A), (2)(D). Dodd-Frank also allows for awards of double backpay wit... read more

High court wrestles with protections for whistleblowers

The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to give Dodd-Frank protections to whistleblowers who report stock and investment fraud to their employers but not the federal government. Under the Dodd-Fr... read more

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Former Brookline officer continues fight to clear his name

However the court found that the town had cause to fire Kurland and had allowed him due process ... that the case be sent to federal court. Last week, the federal court in Concord dismissed Kurland's ... read more

S.E.C. Faces Challenges Over the Constitutionality of Some of Its Court Proceedings

But a recent push by the agency to bring more cases before its administrative law judges rather than filing charges in federal district court is drawing increased attacks from defense lawyers claiming ... read more

Opinion analysis: Whistling while you work is whistling in the wind – Dodd-Frank whistleblowers do need to inform the SEC

Clause (iii) prohibits retaliation against “whistleblowers” for acts protected under several cross-referenced laws. These acts include, under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ... Court for the Northern District ... read more

California Employment Law Notes Newsletter March 2018

After Somers filed this whistleblower ... her state law claims in state court 59 days after dismissal of her federal lawsuit. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367(d), the state law statute of limitations shal... read more

Compliance Officers as Whistleblowers: Preventative Strategies, Possible Defenses

Courts ... False Claims Act. This article discusses steps a legal department can take to minimize these kinds of risks. The Law’s View of Compliance Officer as Whistleblower Several laws, including th... read more

Oracle's New Legal Challenge: Of Companies And Culture

Oracle has said that they intend to file a counter claim against Ms. Blackburn ... I'm not a lawyer by training, I have no specialist knowledge of either Sarbanes-Oxley or Dodd-Frank, the statutes tha... read more

BNY Mellon's tipster lost $5M in bonuses, but could reap up to $500M

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ... of the federal False Claims Act in the past 10 years, according to the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund in Washington. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Co... read more

Can hedge funds double dip under Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules? (Westlaw Business)

Fast-forward to a post-Dodd Frank era where paragraph 922 encourages and pays huge rewards for disclosing to the SEC exactly these types of allegations — does the Dodd Frank Act not only allow, but en... read more

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