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“Whistle-Blower Win, Justice Targets, Reverse Mergers: Compliance.”

Erika Kelton in Bloomberg, 9/11/15.

The bigger issue, the court found, was that those working in finance — as well as attorneys — have a duty to report suspected wrongdoing internally before going to the SEC. The duty shouldn’t pre-empt a retaliation suit, the court said.

Erika Kelton, an attorney at Phillips & Cohen LLP who represents whistle-blowers, called the ruling a positive step.

“Whistle-Blower Win, Justice Targets, Reverse Mergers: Compliance.”

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