SEC Backs Whistleblower On Protections In High Court Row

By Jon Hill (October 25, 2017, 9:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has weighed in on a case challenging the limits of the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower anti-retaliation provision, telling the U.S. Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief that the provision should be read to protect whistleblowers regardless of whether they bring their concerns to the agency.

The SEC filed its amicus brief in support of Paul Somers in his former employer Digital Realty Trust Inc.'s appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision that found Somers can bring whistleblower claims under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision even though he didn't report his concerns about alleged securities law violations to the SEC...

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