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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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No SOX protection for contractor’s employees, First Circuit majority says

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Department of Labor
  On February 3, 2012, two judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed the SOX whistleblower claims of Jackie Lawson and Jonathan Zang. The case is Lawson v. FMR, LLC, Case No. 10-2240 (1st Cir. 2012). To justify this dismissal, the two judge majority held that the SOX whistleblower statute was not remedial, that it … Continue Reading

NWC amicus brief urges broad protection under SOX

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Department of Labor
Yesterday, the National Whistleblowers Center filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in its case of Wiest v. Lynch, Case No. 11-4257. The main issue is whether the Court should adopt the ARB’s broad "reasonable belief" standard for determining protection activity, or whether it should affirm the district … Continue Reading