Both Sides Claim Victory In 5th Circ. SOX Row

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 8:33 PM EST) -- A Fifth Circuit decision refusing to revive a Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower case brought by a fired worker who reported an alleged scheme to violate Colombian tax law is being hailed by both sides of the bar, with management attorneys touting the court's adherence to SOX's plain language and employee lawyers saying the ruling embraces whistleblower-friendly precedent.

A three-judge panel declined to resurrect a SOX claim from former Saybolt de Colombia Limitada employee William Villanueva, who claimed he was denied a pay raise and eventually terminated for...
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