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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE ACT
WHISTLEBLOWER DIGEST
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- DIVISIONAL OUTLINE

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I. Overview
II. Procedure
III. Weighing of evidence and interpretation of law, generally
IV. Burden of proof and production
A. Elements, generally
B. Articulation of nondiscriminatory reason for adverse action
C. Pretext
D. Dual motive
E. DeFord "entitlement" theory
F. Blacklisting; motive; loss of employment opportunity
G. Contributing Factor
H. Clear and Convincing Evidence
V. Protected activity
A. Generally
B. Specific protected activity
VI. Adverse action
VII. Employer/employee
VIII. Miscellaneous definitions
IX. Damages and remedies
A. Reinstatement
B. Compensatory damages
C. Litigation expenses
D. Other relief
F. Enforcement
X. Settlements
XI. Dismissals
XII.. Res judicata/collateral estoppel
XIII. Relationship with other laws