Boeing SOX Plaintiffs Seek Supreme Court Review

Law360, Washington (September 15, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Two Boeing Co. whistleblowers who accused the company of securities and accounting violations asked the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to overturn a Ninth Circuit holding that the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act do not protect employees who leak information to the news media, the first ruling of its kind.

In May the Ninth Circuit ruled that Sarbanes-Oxley bars public companies from retaliating against employees who disclose evidence of fraud to three specific entities mentioned in the text of the legislation — federal or...
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