When Michael Rhinehimer got fired from U.S. Bancorp Investments for trying to protect an elderly client, he decided to get even. He took his former employer to court, and he won.

In May, he was awarded $250,000 in damages. In his lawsuit, Rhinehimer claimed that he was fired in retaliation for complaining about another financial advisor who he felt made unsuitable investments for Rhinehimer's 94-year-old client while Rhinehimer was away on medical leave.

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