Orion Didn’t Fire CEO For Whistleblowing, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 11, 2018, 10:19 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision to toss a suit accusing Orion Energy Systems Inc. of firing its former CEO in retaliation for whistleblowing, ruling that the subjects of the former CEO’s disputes with the company did not involve revelations of securities fraud.

Neal R. Verfuerth, who founded Orion in 1996 and took it public in 2007, had claimed to be a whistleblower under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which protects employees who reveal evidence of securities fraud. Court records show that, sometime in...
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Case Title

Neal Verfuerth v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3790 Other Labor Litigation

Date Filed

September 23, 2016

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