|High court expands Sarbanes-Oxley shield for whistle-blowers|
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court expanded the reach of a federal law enacted in response to the 2001 Enron collapse, saying it protects people who work for a public company’s contractors, including law firms and auditors.
The justices, voting 6-3, allowed whistle-blower claims by two former employees of a privately held company that provides investment advice and management services to the Fidelity mutual funds.
The case centered on protections that watchdog groups and President Obama’s administration say are important to prevent another Enron-like catastrophe.
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