Saturday, 31 May 2014

Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Dean, Expert Witness and former professor NYIT and UT Dallas, Law and Lawsuit


Gurumurthy Kalyanaram - Former Dean and Public Policy, Including Politics, Law and Lawsuit and former professor NYIT and UT Dallas professor, reports here on the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding that a town/city can begin its meetings with a public prayer and such prayer does not violate freedom of religion.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Gurumurthy Kalyanaram on Whistleblower Protection of Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002

Gurumurthy Kalyanaram - Whistleblower protection and ant-retaliation provisions have spawned lot of debate, and many lawsuits. This reportdiscusses the recent US Supreme Court decision which addressed whether the scope of the anti-retaliation provision of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.Specifically, whether Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1514A) limits protection from retaliation to the employees of public companies, or if it also covers employees of contractors to a public company and if the said contractors can file a lawsuit under the anti-retaliation provisions of SOX.
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
Jackie Lawson and Jonathan Zang who were employed by private company contractors filed a lawsuit asserting that they were terminated because they reported alleged fraud by the funds. Mutual funds file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but typically do not have employees; rather, the funds are managed by employees of investment advisers.