Despite finding flaws in the jury instructions, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday left in place a significant chunk of a jury verdict that former Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. general counsel Sanford “Sandy” Wadler won against the company in a 2017 whistleblower trial.

Wadler was awarded $11 million in damages after a San Francisco federal jury found in February 2017 that the company had fired him in retaliation for raising concerns internally about potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act within Bio-Rad’s China operations.

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