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SOX whistleblower ruling leaves gap for courts, Congress (access required)

WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to private contractors of publicly-traded companies has some attorneys concerned about the lack of any limiting principle. The decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC  was the court’s first stab at interpreting an important if unclearly worded provision that protects employees who report violations of ...