Texas Atty Says Energy Co. Fired Him For Reporting Fraud

Law360, Dallas (October 12, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A Texas attorney sued Norway-based Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. and its American subsidiary Thursday for wrongful termination, alleging he was fired for reporting company fraud, discriminated against because of his age and wrongly denied employment benefits.

F.W. Burnett Jr. says in the suit he was fired in June, several months after circulating a memo outlining his concerns about a contract PGS was to enter, and alleges he got the boot because he refused to lie about PGS’ technological capabilities in the contract. The 69-year-old says he and...
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