July 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation concerning spending for the US intelligence community that increases protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers. The bipartisan legislation authorizes $564 million in spending over five years and specifies that employees who ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the whistleblower provision 18 USC 1514A of the Sarbones Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) protects employees of private contractors and subcontractors performing work for a public company, just as it shelters employees of the public company... ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist David J. Marshall of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP says that a broad reading of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower provision must be adopted ...In the years to come, many appellate courts will face a similar decision to the one faced by the US Court of Appeals for the ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A Moscow court on Thursday convicted deceased lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and former client, William Browder, of tax evasion. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009 under suspicious circumstances, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday said that US authorities' efforts to thwart Edward Snowden's attempts to seek asylum amount to serious human rights violations. According to Wikileaks, a whistleblower website, Snowden submitted asylum applications to a host of countries, including Ecuador, ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by G. Redd
Several US lawmakers called Sunday for a review of the government's surveillance activity in light of recent reports revealing phone and Internet monitoring. Lawmakers have also called for a criminal investigation into the activities of Edward Snowden, who came forward on Sunday as the ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Moscow court on Monday began preliminary hearings in the posthumous trial against Russian whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. This case marks the first time that Russia will carry out a legal proceeding against a deceased person. During the hearing, the judge is expected to set a date to ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Moscow court on Monday ordered a trial to begin next month against deceased whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry officials on suspicion of tax evasion ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Moscow court on Monday postponed the preliminary hearing for the posthumous trial of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky's defense lawyer was appointed by the court after his family and lawyers refused to attend the trial, claiming the charges against Magnitsky were politically ...[read more]
December 29, 2012
by Peter Snyder
A Moscow court on Friday acquitted prison doctor Dmitry Kratov of all charges stemming from the death of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009. A Russian judge found that there was no evidence showing a causal link between Kratov's negligence and Magnitsky's death. Dr. Kratov was the head ...[read more]

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