DOL Take On SOX Getting Fed. Court Deference, Lawyers Say

Law360, New York (August 28, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT) -- Employers will have a tougher time getting Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower claims thrown out because of a string of federal court rulings — including one involving Fannie Mae — that have deferred to the U.S. Department of Labor's worker-friendly Sylvester v. Parexel ruling from 2011, lawyers say.

While U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth threw out a former employee's whistleblower case against Fannie Mae on Monday, he did so in an opinion that gave deference to the DOL Administrative Review Board's May 2011 ruling in Sylvester, which revived claims from two women that a pharmaceutical research company had fired them for speaking up...

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