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David John Marshall

David Marshall’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Speegle v. Stone & Webster

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Ongoing
    Description:
    After Katz, Marshall & Banks client James Speegle lost his job in 2004 for blowing the whistle on nuclear safety lapses at TVA’s Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama, Mr. Marshall represented Mr. Speegle at trial and on appeal to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board. The ARB has twice ruled in the favor of Mr. Speegle, and will soon hear his case for the third time, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit continues to overturn the ARB's decisions and deny Mr. Speegle justice. Mr. Marshall and the rest of the attorneys at KMB have been representing Mr. Speegle in his whistleblower lawsuit against Stone & Webster for almost a decade now, however, and will continue to fight for him until he is made whole for his retaliatory termination.
  • Richard Pullman v. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Resolved
    Description:
    In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Marshall represented a Smithsonian worker in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that management at the Air and Space Museum had retaliated against him for speaking out about dangerous levels of asbestos in the museum’s walls. After lighting specialist Richard Pullman filed his whistleblower complaint under the Clean Air Act, the Smithsonian admitted it had known about the asbestos since 1993 but had not told the workers about the problem. Mr. Marshall and KMB associate Alexis Rickher litigated Pullman’s case before the Department of Labor, and negotiated a successful settlement in July 2009.
  • Joe Walters v. Deutsche Bank

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Resolved
    Description:
    Mr. Marshall has successfully represented many corporate employees under the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a 2002 law that protects employees of publicly-traded companies from retaliation for reporting fraud or violations of federal securities laws. In March 2009, Mr. Marshall and attorney Maura Dundon won a groundbreaking decision in Walters v. Deutsche Bank that greatly expanded the coverage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower provisions.
  • Capitol Tunnel Workers v. Architect of the Capitol

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Out-of-court settlement
    Description:
    In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Marshall successfully represented ten U.S. Capitol tunnel workers in a whistleblower retaliation complaint against the Architect of the Capitol Tunnel Workers v. Architect of the Capitol, which is an agency of the U.S. Congress. The workers charged the Architect with harassing and threatening them after they alerted Congress in March 2006 to the life-threatening levels of asbestos and other hazards they faced while working in the utility tunnels that run beneath the U.S. Capitol. In June 2007, the workers and the Architect agreed to a substantial out-of-court settlement that was later approved by the Congressional Office of Compliance.