Judge Rebukes Boeing Whistleblower By Nixing Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 5:39 PM EST) -- An Oregon judge on Tuesday tossed a suit accusing The Boeing Co. of retaliating against an ex-employee who claimed the company violated a government contract for aircraft parts, ruling the sanction was appropriate because the ex-employee had destroyed evidence.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Acosta also ordered Cliff Berglund — a manufacturing planner who worked at Boeing from 1979 until he was laid off in 2003 — to pay Boeing's costs and attorneys' fees arising from his failure to produce hard drives as directed under a March...
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