JPMorgan Loses Bid to Dismiss Whistleblower Case- 08/22/11
U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet rejected JPMorgan Chase & Co’s bid to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Jennifer Sharkey, a former private banker for the company. According to Sharkey, she was fired in retaliation for voicing her suspicions about an Israeli client, who was reported to have undocumented businesses and unexplained funds transfers. Furthermore, the client allegedly engaged in business with Columbia, despite the New York-based JPMorgan’s ban on transactions with the country. Sharkey notes that the client generated approximately $600,000 of annual business for the bank.