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Fifth Circuit Creates Split on Scope of Retaliation Protection for “Whistleblowers” Under Dodd-Frank



by Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office

August 9, 2013

Previously published on August 6, 2013

Since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010, a number of federal courts have grappled with the scope of the Act’s new protections for employee “whistleblowers.” Until recently, however, no federal court of appeals had addressed the issue. In Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), L.L.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered the fray — and rejected the conclusion reached by every other court that had previously considered the question.


 

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