NJ Lawmakers Advance Bill Nixing Secret Whistleblower Deals

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 7:17 PM EDT) -- New Jersey lawmakers on Monday advanced a Democrat-backed bill that would require whistleblower settlements involving government parties to be public domain, legislation prompted by the $1.5 million deal the state offered a fired prosecutor as long as he kept mum about the details.

The Assembly bill, A-4243, would prevent public entities and public employees from entering into confidential settlements of claims or actions under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, except for matters involving national security. The measure provides that such settlements constitute public records under the...
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