Chevron Spared As Justices Say 'Whistleblower' Term Clear

Law360 (February 22, 2018, 7:54 PM EST) -- After speculation that a former executive's retaliation case would lead to a re-evaluation of the so-called Chevron doctrine, the U.S. Supreme Court instead found Wednesday that the definition of “whistleblower” in the Dodd-Frank Act is so clear that the question of courts deferring to agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous statutes was moot.

The case involved former Digital Realty Trust executive Paul Somers, who argued he was entitled to protection under Dodd-Frank after being fired for reporting the elimination of legally required corporate controls to upper management. The...
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