February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016, New York, NY — On February 19, 2015, a lawyer for Morgan Stanley requested that a New York federal judge dismiss Feldman-Boland, et al. v. Morgan Stanley, et al. The suit, filed by Jaime Feldman-Boland and James Boland, who are represented by RPL Partner Alice K. Jump, alleges that plaintiffs were terminated as a result of their whistleblowing activities, including making complaints about Morgan Stanley’s sales practices with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the summer of 2011.
Defendant claims that plaintiffs prior attempt to seek redress for alleged gender and disability discrimination before the New York City Commission on Human Rights foreclosed the whistleblowing suit. In response, Ms Jump asserted that as plaintiffs “did not have a full and fair opportunity to litigate their claims before the Commission,” the Commission’s action did not prevent the whistleblowing case from proceeding. Read the full Law360.com article here (subscription required).