Ex-Citi Exec Doesn't Have To Arbitrate SOX Claim: 3rd Circ.

Law360 (August 6, 2019, 4:38 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit pulled an ex-Citigroup complaint monitor's whistleblower retaliation claim out of arbitration Tuesday, saying his arbitration agreement with the company allows him to pursue Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, claims in court.

In a published order, a three-judge panel reversed a Pennsylvania federal court ruling that sent Abdul Jaludi's SOX claim to arbitration under a 2009 agreement with Citigroup directing all employment-related disputes to arbitration. The appeals court said that pact was outmoded by a 2011 revision that carved out SOX claims to comply with 2010's Dodd-Frank Act, which bars finance firms from making workers arbitrate whistleblower claims.

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