2nd Circ. Asked To Revive JP Morgan Whistleblower Case

Law360, New York (April 1, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A former JP Morgan Chase & Co. employee urged the Second Circuit on Monday to revive a whistleblower suit claiming she was fired for voicing concerns about potential fraud, claiming the lower court applied an outdated and inappropriate legal standard when it tossed her case.

When U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet granted JP Morgan's bid for summary judgment and nixed former wealth management banker Jennifer Sharkey's claim that the company ran afoul of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower provision by firing her, he faulted her for failing to establish that her complaints “definitively and specifically” related to one of the six...

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