SACRAMENTO — Hours after his termination was announced, fired California State Bar executive director Joe Dunn filed suit Thursday afternoon, alleging that he was canned after alerting the bar to “serious ethical breaches” among top leaders.

The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, says that Dunn and six other unnamed plaintiffs filed two whistleblower notices with the bar during the first week of November. Dunn says he was fired two days later—via email—while giving a speech in San Francisco.

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