3rd Circ. Won't Rehear Tyco SOX Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday denied Tyco Electronics Corp.'s bid for a full court review of a decision that revived a former accountant's whistleblower claims and adopted a worker-friendly standard for what constitutes protected activity under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

The appeals court denied Tyco's petition for an en banc review of a 2-1 panel decision from March 19 in which the majority found that a lower court had erred by holding that former Tyco accountant Jeffrey Wiest had to allege that his disclosures to supervisors "definitively...
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