Judge Axes Boeing Worker Suit, Weighing In On DOL Ruling

Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT) -- In dismissing a former Boeing Co. analyst's wrongful termination lawsuit, a Washington federal judge on Friday noted that the Department of Labor's landmark decision earlier this year didn't do away with the “definitely and specifically” test for assessing what constitutes protected whistleblower activity. 

District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez granted Boeing's motion for summary judgment, delivering a blow to former accountant Michael K. Kim's suit accusing the aerospace giant of retaliating against him after he voiced concerns about financial irregularities and possible Sarbanes-Oxley Act violations to the...
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