Suits By Suits Monthly Roundup -- October, 2012

| Jason M. Knott and Marcus, Ellen and William A. Schreiner, Jr. and Andrew P. Torrez

In the run-up to last night’s elections, we discussed a number of suits by suits with political implications, including ousted Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer’s suit against the Florida GOP, as well as two posts (here and here) discussing the implications of Gallaudet University’s decision to suspend its Chief Diversity Officer, Angela McCaskill, for political speech she engaged in outside the workplace opposing same-sex marriage in Maryland (which passed last night, by the way).  We also discussed the controversial whistleblower protection provision (§ 922) of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act in considerable depth (herehere, and here).

Of course – however it may have seemed if you lived in a swing state like Virginia, Ohio, Florida, or Colorado – there was more to October of 2012 than the impending election, and we were on top of those issues as well.  In particular, we discussed the strange case of former Goldman Sachs VP Sergey Aleynikov, who was charged twice with stealing Goldman Sachs' intellectual property (in this case, proprietary computer code) but who nevertheless sought indemnification and advancement of his ongoing defense costs from Goldman Sachs.  (We also discussed the D&O insurance implications of Aleynikov's lawsuit.)

Here's the full roundup of all of our posts from October: