Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Navy Engineer's Retaliation Claims

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 8:55 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday rejected a former U.S. Navy engineer's bid to revive his suit alleging he was the target of retaliation after exposing contract fraud, saying he had failed to exhaust other avenues of recourse.

A three-judge panel agreed with the Navy's Merit Systems Protection Board's finding that Hamdy Alex Abou-Hussein's complaint should be dismissed because he failed to provide enough evidence that he had previously voiced his concerns to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

“Because Mr. Abou-Hussein failed to prove that he...
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