Eric A. Savage

Eric A. Savage

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Can SOX Go Overseas? The Debate Continues

The continuing controversy over whether retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") cover activities outside the United States continues to play out in the courts and administrative bodies. The two leading cases...more

2/21/2014 - Foreign Jurisdictions Mail Fraud Multinationals OSHA Sarbanes-Oxley Tax Fraud Whistleblowers Wire Fraud

New Case Demonstrates the Importance of Forum Selection Clauses

On November 4, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion filed by a company to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former Libya-based employee. This decision ended the company's...more

11/13/2013 - Forum Forum Non Conveniens Forum Selection Clause Jurisdiction Motion to Dismiss

Lawyers' Ethics Committee Deems New York Lawyers Ineligible for Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Bounties

The issue of whether attorneys may "blow the whistle" on conduct they reasonably believe violates securities laws, and thereby collect bounties under federal whistleblower laws, is controversial. ...more

10/24/2013 - Dodd-Frank Eligibility Legal Ethics Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

The Final Breaths of the Alien Tort Statute

On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. For all intents and purposes, the decision eliminates use of the federal Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") as an employment law weapon to be used against...more

4/22/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Jurisdiction Multinationals SCOTUS

Mandatory Follow-Up Alcohol Testing Violates Rights of Alcoholic Employees, NJ Appeals Court Concludes

A workplace policy requiring all employees who self-identify as in need of substance abuse treatment to submit to random alcohol testing following their return to work constitutes disability discrimination on its face,...more

11/20/2012

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