Fannie Mae whistleblower loses appeal of wrongful firing lawsuit


The District of Columbia federal appeals court has declined
to revive a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing housing finance
giant Fannie Mae of firing her in retaliation for disclosing
waste and mismanagement in a mortgage assistance program.

The lawsuit by Caroline Herron had alleged that Fannie Mae
violated her constitutional free speech rights by firing her,
but a three-judge appellate panel ruled on Tuesday that Fannie
Mae is not a government agency liable for First Amendment
violations.


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