8th Circ. Denies Appeal On Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Limits

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (September 4, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Thursday declined to weigh in on whether a former executive qualified as a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act despite having never provided information to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

A ruling by the Eighth Circuit could have resolved a judicial split over the limits of Dodd-Frank's whistleblower protection laws, which have been hotly contested in a number of courts.

COR Clearing LLC had asked the appellate court to hear its challenge to a district court's refusal to dismiss ex-executive Julie A. Bussing's Dodd-Frank Act claim and clarify whether the law's whistleblower protections shield tipsters who don't...

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