4th Circuit Rejects Wyeth Whistleblower's Appeal

Law360, New York (March 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court ruled Monday that an employee who alleged he was fired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. for complaining about safety violations was not protected by a federal whistleblower law.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is the first time an appeals court has addressed the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in 2002 in the wake of the Enron Corp. securities meltdown to protect employees who threaten to expose securities law violations, according to Michael Delikat, who represented Wyeth...
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