Accenture Urges Judge To Toss Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (December 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Technology services company Accenture LLP has called on a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to secure government contracts with kickbacks, arguing the employee making the claims was not protected under U.S. whistleblower laws.

In a brief filed Wednesday to the Manhattan district court in support of its motion to dismiss, Accenture argued the plaintiffs' claims were barred because the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act do not apply to employees working outside the U.S. The plaintiff, Rosemary O'Mahony, was a former Accenture...
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