2nd Circ. Says Ex-Quest Attorney Can’t Blow Whistle

Law360, Los Angeles (October 25, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit ruled Friday that the former general counsel of a Quest Diagnostics Inc. subsidiary could not use confidential information to bring a whistleblower suit against the company over kickbacks because the information was not necessary to prevent an alleged crime.

A unanimous panel upheld a district court decision that Mark Bibi, former general counsel for Quest unit Unilab Corp., violated New York State attorney ethics rules by joining a qui tam action that alleges Quest got kickbacks from doctors’ associations. The Second Circuit dismissed...
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