US Chamber Backs Toss Of Tyco SOX Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday urged the Third Circuit to uphold the dismissal of an ex-Tyco Electronics Corp. employee's Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower suit, saying a recent U.S. Department of Labor decision relaxing the standard for SOX-protected activity is not owed deference.

Former Tyco accounting employee Jeffrey Weist is asking the appeals court to revive his lawsuit alleging the company retaliated against him for questioning the treatment of certain event expenditures, maintaining that the dismissal of his case was improper in light of the DOL...
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