4th Circ. Revives Ex-SEC Atty's Whistleblower Firing Suit

A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer convinced the Fourth Circuit on Thursday to revive and remand his whistleblower lawsuit alleging his 2013 firing was retaliation for reporting “chronic inefficiency,” as the panel found the administrative judge had failed to analyze one of the two claims.

Rory Flynn had appealed the administrative judge's decision, which stood after a shorthanded two-member Merit Protection Systems Board split over whether the disclosures that he claimed led to his firing were protected by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. But...

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