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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…

Bryan B. House, Lisa M. Noller

Company Tipster Receives More than $1.7 Million Award from SEC for Whistleblowing on “Hard-to-Detect” Fraud

USA - October 19 2017 On July 27, 2017, the SEC announced another whistleblower award of more than $1.7 million to a private sector employee who provided the SEC with…

Bryan B. House, Lisa M. Noller

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Company on Would-Be Whistleblower’s Retaliation Claim

USA - October 19 2017 Earlier this year, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment in favor of an employer on a former employee's…

Bryan B. House, Lisa M. Noller

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Resurrects Whistleblower’s Wrongful Termination Case

USA - October 19 2017 A full panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower's retaliation suit, in John A. Watson v. Air Methods…

Bryan B. House, Lisa M. Noller

Digital Realty Trust Appeal Over “Whistleblower” Definition Commences Before the U.S. Supreme Court

USA - October 19 2017 As we reported in our last newsletter, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review and resolve the circuit split concerning whether the Dodd-Frank Act…

Bryan B. House, Lisa M. Noller