Rebecca Fishbein is a law clerk in the Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.
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On March 29, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a defendant-employer’s motion for summary judgment on a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim, holding that the plaintiff lacked an objectively or subjectively reasonable belief that the company violated any law enumerated in Section 806 of SOX. Ngai v. Urban Outfitters, Inc., … Continue Reading
On January 29, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim where the plaintiff failed to establish an employer-employee relationship with the defendant. Moody v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., No. 20-cv-40462. Background Plaintiff was the owner and president of Moody Insurance Group (“MIG”). MIG … Continue Reading