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5th Circuit Skirts Extraterritoriality Issue Under SOX

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Villanueva v. Core Laboratories, NV recently held that an individual employed by a foreign subsidiary of a publicly traded company did not engage in protected activity under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act because his complaints focused on violations of Colombian law, not violations of any of the … Continue Reading

Stealing Confidential Documents Not Excused under New Jersey Law, Regardless of Purpose

Upholding a criminal indictment of theft and official misconduct against a former Board of Education clerk, a New Jersey appeals court has warned potential whistleblowers that individuals pursuing anti-discrimination actions against employers must act within the law. In State of New Jersey v. Saavedra, 2013 N.J. Super LEXIS 185, (December 24, 2013), a Board of … Continue Reading
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