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California Federal Court Upholds $8 Million Jury Verdict In Former General Counsel’s Whistleblower Lawsuit

USA - May 23 2017 Recently, a California federal court denied the defendant-employer’s motion for a new trial, upholding the jury’s $7.96 million verdict finding that…

Lloyd B. Chinn, Harris M Mufson.

SEC Affirms Denial of Bounties to Three Purported Whistleblowers

USA - July 20 2016 On July 19, 2016, the SEC issued an order upholding the SEC Claims Review Staff’s (“CRS”) Preliminary Determination denying three claims for…

Lloyd B. Chinn, Harris M Mufson.

Whistleblower’s Attorney’s Communications with Regulators Found to be Protected by Work Product Doctrine

USA - September 28 2016 A California Magistrate Judge in BofI Federal Bank v. Erhart ruled that a whistleblower’s attorney’s communications sent to federal regulators were…

Steven J. Pearlman.

SEC Whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy to Leave, Agency Announces

Ireland, USA - July 8 2016 The SEC announced today the departure of Sean X. McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. Mr. McKessy was the first to hold that role…

Lloyd B. Chinn, Harris M Mufson.

California Supreme Court Hands Employers A Rare Victory, Trims Bloated PAGA Claims

USA - September 16 2019 Last week, the California Supreme Court held that private litigants may not recover unpaid wages under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act…

Kate Gold, Philippe A. Lebel, Anthony J Oncidi.