NJ Court Backs Ex-Atlantic City Atty's Whistleblower Win

By Martin Bricketto (August 19, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Atlantic City, New Jersey's former solicitor won an appellate ruling on Wednesday that not only backed a verdict that her firing in 2007 breached the state's whistleblower law but also toppled the reduction of an $850,000 punitive damages award and a denial of attorneys' fees.

A three-judge panel with the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld Kimberly Baldwin's claims under the state Conscientious Employee Protection Act, shooting down the city's arguments that the suit couldn't stand because her job included whistleblower activities, that it chafed against attorney-client privilege obligations and that the conduct at issue wasn't protected under the statute.

Baldwin argued...

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