SOX Gives Whistleblowers De Novo Review: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 4:19 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a Sarbanes-Oxley Act wrongful termination dispute against a medical device maker must be kept alive in district court, saying the law's “kick out” provision for the filing of whistleblower lawsuits gives plaintiffs the right to de novo review in federal court if the U.S. Department of Labor is too slow to move on a complaint.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Thursday vacated and remanded a Maryland federal judge's ruling that...
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