Morgan Stanley IT "Scapegoat" Appeals Case

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former Morgan Stanley IT director has appealed his case against the Wall Street firm, after a federal court dismissed claims that he was used as a scapegoat in the bank’s attempt to hide incriminating evidence in a fraud lawsuit.

The employee, Arthur Riel, filed his appeal on Friday to the Second Circuit. The Manhattan district court had granted Morgan Stanley’s motion to dismiss his claims of breach of conduct, fraud, negligence and defamation earlier this month.

Riel claims the investment bank and its attorneys lied...
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