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Davies v. Lakewood Nominated for CTLA Case of the Year: Takedown of Force Science Institute Key

As I described in my past post on this case, available here, I am humbled to have represented the widow and family of Lakewood Police Agent James Davies, who was shot and killed by a fellow Lakewood PD officer. Agent Davies was a victim of the “shoot first and ask questions later” mentality of law…




$3.5 Million Civil Rights Settlement in Officer on Officer Shooting Case

This is an off topic, but important, post. As some of you may know, I also represent plaintiffs in civil rights lawsuits against municipalities, state governments, special districts, and federal agencies. In a recent case I was honored to represent the widow and children of a police officer who was shot and killed by a…




Retention of Employer Documents by Whistleblowers Part 8—Retaliatory Counterclaims

As previously discussed, the improper collection, retention, and use of an employer’s documents can pose serious problems for a whistleblower’s subsequent legal claims.  Improper retention of employer documents can also subject the whistleblower to civil and/or criminal liability.  Very often the possibility for such liability arises in the context of a retaliatory counterclaim brought by…




OSHA Awards Whistleblower $1.9 Million in Section 806 Retaliation Case

OSHA recently awarded a former CFO more than $1.9 million under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) anti-retaliation provision.  The anonymous CFO received the award after OSHA’s finding that his former employer, Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (the Company), violated Section 806 of SOX by discharging the CFO in retaliation for his warning the board of directors about…