TRENTON, N.J. - A Johnson & Johnson "watchdog" employee who was fired can sue the company for retaliation under the state's whistle-blower protection law, a state appeals court panel said Sept. 4 in reversing summary judgment and remanding the case to the trial court with new criteria (Joel S. Lippman, M.D., v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., No. A-4318-10T2, N.J. Super., App. Div.).