Vanguard: A Cautionary Tale For Whistleblowers

Law360, New York (December 7, 2015, 4:39 PM EST) -- Brian Kittle

Geoff Collins

Jeffrey Reed On Nov. 13, 2015, the New York Supreme Court dismissed a False Claims Act suit filed by David Danon, a former Vanguard Group tax attorney, against his former employer, alleging it underpaid its New York taxes. The court dismissed his suit because he violated his ethical obligations to his former client, and it disqualified both Danon and his counsel from bringing another action. It did not, however, rule on the merits or preclude the government from taking the case.

Vanguard offers lessons on the stakes in whistleblower cases and the importance of taking preventative measures...

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