Whistleblower Blew Wrong Whistle, NJ Appeals Court Says

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday ruled that a nurse who says he was fired for blowing the whistle over improper patient care at a nursing facility failed to prove his case because he relied on a professional code of ethics that doesn’t apply to the facility.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division overturned a jury’s finding of liability under the state’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act, finding that James Hitesman could not claim Bridgeway Care...
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