9th Circ. Widens Split Over Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers

Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 11:05 AM EDT) -- Steven J. Pearlman

Edward C. Young On March 8, in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc. (No. 15-cv-17352), a split panel of the Ninth Circuit sided with the Second Circuit in ruling that the anti-retaliation provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act protects whistleblowers who make internal complaints but do not complain to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This decision deepens the current circuit split between the Second and Fifth Circuits; the Ninth Circuit agreed with Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, 801...
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