A lawyer who claims her firm fired her for threatening to report a violation of ethics rules governing civil case settlements can sue under New Jersey's whistleblower law, a state appeals court says. The ruling allows Melissa Morris to pursue a claim against what is now the Locks Law Firm of Philadelphia over its handling of an aggregate settlement of suits over fen-phen diet drugs.
Court Green-Lights Whistleblower Suit Over Firm's Handling of Case Settlement
New Jersey Law Journal
August 24, 2009