Fannie Doesn't Count As Gov't Entity For Ex-Worker's Suit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday dismissed a First Amendment claim in a former Fannie Mae employee’s wrongful termination suit, saying the claim cannot stand because Fannie Mae is a private entity, not a government actor.

Though her wrongful termination, tortious interference and civil conspiracy claims still stand, Caroline Herron lost her bid to convince the court that Fannie Mae is a federal entity so that her so-called Bivens claim could remain.

The First Amendment claim was brought under the case of Bivens v. Six Unknown...
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