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Dodd-Frank Protections Require SEC Reporting, Justices Hear

Law360, New York (September 1, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Several business and trade groups have submitted friend-of-the-court briefs telling the U.S. Supreme Court that whistleblowers must report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to be protected from retaliation under Dodd-Frank, saying Congress intentionally set narrow protections.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Cato Institute and several other groups filed amicus briefs in support of Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision finding a former executive can bring claims under the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower anti-retaliation provision even though he didn’t report suspected...
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