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Whistleblower, Digital Realty Disagree Over High Court Review

Law360, New York (June 6, 2017, 7:10 PM EDT) -- A former Digital Realty Trust Inc. executive has told the U.S. Supreme Court it doesn’t need to review whether the Dodd-Frank Act protects internal whistleblowers like himself who haven’t reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, while Digital Realty maintains the case is ripe in light of a circuit conflict.

Former Digital Realty Vice President of Portfolio Management Paul Somers urged the Supreme Court to deny Digital Realty’s petition for review of a Ninth Circuit decision finding Somers can sue over the company’s alleged retaliation against him, saying the issue of whether internal whistleblowers are protected by the Dodd-Frank Act’s...

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