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On February 13, 2014, in Bostic v. Rainey, Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that any Virginia laws banning same-sex marriage or prohibiting recognition of same-sex marriages – including Article I, Section 15-A of the Virginia Constitution and Sections 20-45.2 and 20-45.3 of the Virginia Code – are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The ruling, in conjunction with the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v.
The continuing controversy over whether retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) cover activities outside the United States continues to play out in the courts and administrative bodies. The two leading cases in this area are the First Circuit’s ruling in Carnero v. Boston Scientific,1 and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s holding in O’Mahony v.