NJ High Court Creates New Worries For Whistleblower Attys

By Martin Bricketto (June 23, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday preserved criminal charges against a former school board worker accused of taking confidential records for her discrimination and whistleblower lawsuit, a decision that could put plaintiffs attorneys in the perilous position of weighing disclosure requirements against potentially exposing their clients to prosecution.

A 6-1 majority of the court found sufficient support for an indictment accusing former North Bergen Board of Education employee Ivonne Saavedra of official misconduct and theft by unlawful taking of public documents. Saavedra allegedly removed or copied 367 confidential student records from the board's offices, and her attorney produced those materials...

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