The court unanimously threw out a lawsuit against Digital Realty Trust Inc. by a former company official who was fired after complaining internally about alleged violations of federal securities laws.
Writing for the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Dodd-Frank authorized whistle-blower lawsuits only by people who had reported the alleged misconduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lower courts had been divided on the issue.
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