Kmart Wins Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in Michigan has granted summary judgment to Kmart Holding Corp. in a case brought by a former employee alleging his termination violated the whistleblower provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Judge Avern Cohn said in the memorandum on the judgment Wednesday that the plaintiff, Ronald Sussberg, failed to show a causal link between what he claimed was protected activity and his termination.

“Because Sussberg has failed to establish a causal connection, it is unnecessary for the court to examine whether Kmart can show by...
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