Playboy Whistleblower's Wrongful Firing Suit Survives

Law360, Los Angeles (February 11, 2013, 3:42 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively allowed a former Playboy Enterprises Inc. vice president's wrongful termination lawsuit to proceed, saying she adequately pleaded that her firing was in retaliation for threatening to blow the whistle on company executives for allegedly circumventing internal accountng controls surrounding accruals for bonuses.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow indicated at a Monday hearing in Los Angeles that Playboy's former senior vice president and corporate controller Catherine A. Zulfer had sufficiently stated in her complaint that Playboy brass violated U.S....
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