High Court Won’t Review Would-Be Whistleblower’s Petition

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a former Morgan Stanley employee’s claims he is entitled to whistleblower protections, despite not reporting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, after the Sixth Circuit found his allegations of working with the FBI were too vague.

John S. Verble filed his petition for writ of certiorari with the high court in February, seeking guidance on whether the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower protections apply to any employees who report alleged wrongdoing, after the Sixth Circuit upheld a lower...
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