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It's tough to get a lawsuit heard

Date: July 29, 2004
Author: Jayne O'Donnell
QUOTE: Whistle-blowing can be a thankless undertaking. Workers are afforded varying degrees of legal protection, and few cases are settled or ever find their way into a courtroom.

ABSTRACT: Whistle-blower lawsuits citing questionable activity from companies are difficult to get into a courtroom, and lawyers are reluctant to take such cases, fearing that if the cases aren't legitimate, they could damage the lawyers' reputations. Although many of these cases are filed, only a fraction are found in the whistle-blower's favor, which could discourage legitimate cases from ever surfacing. --- Sari Kent

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