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Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Definition Under Dodd-Frank: Now Are Your Company’s Compliance Systems in Order?

On February 23, 2018 by Schnader in schnaderinvestigates.com

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers that “Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual, like Somers, who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the SEC.” The Justices unanimously agreed in the judgment of the Court, though […]

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Whistleblower Status Up For Debate Before SCOTUS: Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers

On December 1, 2017 by Schnader in schnaderinvestigates.com

The nation’s top court will soon decide a key aspect of how employers should handle employee complaints about possible fraud or financial wrongdoing in the company that may violate federal laws. These situations provide significant challenges for businesses, especially when the complaining employee is also potentially subject to termination or […]

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