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Q: Do I have exposure in a whistleblower situation in which the situation costs a loss of life if I do not warn the public?

I am aware of such a situation, and due to recent changes in a specific law, and there being statements by lawmakers stating that those that know about such incidents should be held accountable for not telling authorities, I want to know where I stand.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2016

Morally you are responsible. Legally, it depends on your position and the type of company it is. Probably worth getting a confidential consult with an attorney who handles those matters.

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