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A retaliation claim brought by a former Morgan Stanley in-house lawyer who was based at a subsidiary in Hong Kong falls outside the scope of a federal corporate fraud law that more broadly protects domestic whistleblowers, a U.S. Labor Department judge said in a new order that embraces earlier decisions limiting the reach of the statute.

Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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