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Whistleblower News From The Inside - February 22, 2017

Posted  February 22, 2017

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Supreme Court Breathes New Life into Whistleblower Case Against Wells Fargo – “With a ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court revived a long-running whistleblower lawsuit that accused Wachovia’s investment bank of violating accounting rules and skirting internal controls to pursue short-term profits.” The Charlotte Observer

Whistleblowers Can Send SEC Confidential Documents, Court Finds – U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia Ann Bashant largely rejected BofI Federal Bank’s motion for summary judgment in its case against a former internal auditor who provided sensitive company information to the SEC. Judge Bashant held that “[i]t is implicit in the various whistleblower protection provisions that if an employee is permitted to provide information regarding believed wrongdoing to the government, including documents, the employer cannot then seek to impose tort liability on the employee for the same conduct.” U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

For-Profit Schools See New Day Under Trump – “Top officials in Washington who spearheaded a relentless crackdown on the multibillion-dollar industry have been replaced by others who have profited from it.” The New York Times


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