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New York court orders reinstatement of whistleblower

Posted in Government Whistleblowers
A New York State appellate court has ordered the New York City Department of Transportation to reinstate whistleblower John Tipaldo. When Tipaldo reported that his superiors violated bidding rules, we was demoted from his position as Acting Assistant Commissioner for Planning. That was in 1996. In 2006, the trial court granted the City summary judgment on grounds that Tipaldo had not… Continue Reading

Ricky Lee Campbell wins temporary reinstatement to Massey coal mine

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Department of Labor, Environmental Whistleblowers, News
National Public Radio (NPR) is reporting that a federal administrative judge has ordered that the Massey Coal Company temporarily reinstate whistleblower Ricky Lee Campbell while his retaliation case is pending.  Campbell drove coal shuttle cars and bolted mine roofs at the Upper Big Branch and Massey’s Slip Ridge Cedar Grove mine.  He complained about problems with the brakes and power… Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit stays Goerge Fort’s reinstatement, without considering the public interest

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers
Last week, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals stayed George Fort’s preliminary order of reinstatement. Tennessee Commerce Corp. fired Fort last year after he sent a letter to the company’s audit committee about failures in the bank’s internal controls. Fort filed a whistleblower complaint under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). I reported here about how the Occupational Safety and Health… Continue Reading