Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Lawson v. FMR LLC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-3 1st Cir. Nov 12, 2013
Mar 4, 2014 6-3 Ginsburg OT 2013

Holding: The anti-retaliation protection that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 provides to whistleblowers applies to employees of a public company's private contractors and subcontractors.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on March 4, 2014. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in principal part, and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Kennedy and Alito joined.

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Issue: Whether an employee of a privately held contractor or subcontractor of a public company is protected from retaliation by Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A.
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