Courts Grapple With In-House Atty Whistleblower Suits

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Whistleblower claims brought by in-house attorneys can be among the most contentious legal issues a company can face, and while courts around the U.S. have started opening up to them in recent years, their chance of success still depends heavily on where they are filed, attorneys say.

When an in-house attorney, privy to all of a company's inner workings, claims to have been improperly terminated for blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct at the company, it raises a host of thorny issues regarding attorney-client privilege and...
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