Raytheon Beats Ex-Employee's Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday shot down a retaliation suit brought by a former Raytheon employee, ruling that her alleged whistleblowing on excessive costs related to a $2.6 million tsunami warning system wasn’t protected by the Dodd-Frank Act.

Ex-Raytheon Co. project manager Kathryn Smith’s case hinged on how broad U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton considered Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections to be. Although the law itself defines a whistleblower as anyone who provides the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with information related to a violation of...
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