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January 18, 2017

In the News Today – January 18, 2017

Scope of Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank Unclear: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit “dodged a question that has divided two other circuits: Does a whistleblower need to bring a tip directly to regulators to be protected under the Dodd-Frank Act?” In 2015 the Second Circuit supported broad protections for whistleblowers, but the Fifth Circuit took a narrower view, ruling that whistleblowers must bring information directly to the SEC to be protected from retaliation. (The National Law Journal)

Chairman Goodlatte Introduces Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017: Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced the bipartisan Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 (H.R. 522) with the support of every Republican Member of the House Judiciary Committee. This important legislation will prohibit government agencies from requiring defendants to donate money to outside groups as part of their settlement agreements with the federal government. (ILR Blog

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