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March 31, 2016

In the News Today – March 31, 2016

  • Jury Finds GM Car’s Ignition Switch Not to Blame in Crash: In a bellwether trial over General Motors ignition switches, a jury found yesterday that injuries and damages to a driver and passenger in Louisiana weren’t “proximately caused by a characteristic” of the automobile. The jury “stopped short” of awarding damages in the case. (Wall Street Journal)
    • SEC Endorses “Broader Reading” of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provision: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission endorsed a “broader reading” of Dodd-Frank concerning “whistleblowers” in a case in which a former Vanguard Group Inc. employee turned over confidential tax documents after he was terminated by the company. Vanguard argues that under Dodd-Frank, an employee must first report wrongdoing to the SEC to qualify for whistleblower protection. The SEC disagreed. (Corporate Counsel

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