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Despite SEC’s Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Digital Realty Trust Appeal Over “Whistleblower” Definition, U.S. Supreme Court Seems Skeptical

USA - January 30 2018 As we reported in our October and July 2017 newsletters, the U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing a circuit split concerning whether the...

Lisa M. Noller, Bryan B. House.

2017 Whistleblower Office Report Emphasizes Increasing Tips and Record Awards

USA, Ireland - January 30 2018 On November 15, 2017, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower issued its Fiscal Year 2017 annual report. The report highlights an increase in the number...

Lisa M. Noller, Bryan B. House.

Seventh Circuit Rejects Ex-CEO’s Would-Be Whistleblower Claims

USA - January 30 2018 On January 11, 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

Lisa M. Noller, Bryan B. House.

SEC Announces Two Substantial Whistleblower Awards in One-Week Period

USA - January 30 2018 Within just five days of each other, the SEC announced, on November 30 and December 5, 2017, two separate whistleblower awards totaling more than $20...

Lisa M. Noller, Bryan B. House.

Government Employee Whistleblower Receives More than $2 Million for Information and Investigation Assistance

USA - October 19 2017 On July 25, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it was awarding nearly $2.5 million to a government employee who tipped...

Lisa M. Noller, Bryan B. House.