Berkshire Dodges Former Exec's Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 5:22 PM EST) -- An Indiana federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. from a suit filed by a former executive of a subsidiary who claimed he was fired and received death threats after reporting an alleged fraud scheme.

U.S. District Judge James T. Moody granted Berkshire’s motion to dismiss negligent misrepresentation and Sarbanes-Oxley Act claims brought by Brad Mart, a former financial executive at Berkshire unit and recreational vehicle maker Forest River Inc.

Mart claims he discovered in 2008 that Forest River CEO Peter Liegl was...
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