NJ High Court Junks Firefighter's Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court held Thursday that a Hudson County firefighter who presented evidence supporting retaliation allegations during an administrative hearing that led to his firing cannot reassert those claims in a separate whistleblower suit.

The 5-1 ruling — which addressed “significant and practical concerns” about the intersection of New Jersey's administrative disciplinary proceedings and the protection provided to whistleblowing employees through the state Conscientious Employee Protection Act — said that Steven J. Winters' retaliation complaint is barred by collateral estoppel because he raised the...
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