Missouri Hospital Gets Doc's Whistleblower Trial Win Nixed

Law360, Los Angeles (October 11, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A Missouri state appellate court reversed a jury verdict in favor of a doctor who claimed she had been fired for reporting a fellow doctor’s alleged misconduct, ruling that the conduct the doctor reported was itself protected by state law and that the doctor thus could not be considered a whistleblower.

In a split decision, the three-judge panel held that a whistleblower needed to report an activity that was actually illegal, not merely one the employee believed to be illegal, in order to qualify as a...
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