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Articles on Whistleblower Law

The Illinois Whistleblower Act’s Impact on Common Law Claims

By Sang-yul Lee, Steven J. Pearlman, and Jonathan J.C. Grey
February
2009
Article
Page 90
Does the Illinois Whistleblower Act preempt the common law? How can employers avoid retaliation claims? The authors offer answers.

New subpoena requirements for Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act - PA 094-0940

November
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 584
Section 6 of the Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act is amended by adding paragraph 1.5 to subsection (a), which deals with subpoenas for documentary material. 740 ILCS 175/6. 

Whistleblower cases: high-risk, high-return

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
March
2004
LawPulse
Page 118
Whistleblower cases can be personally and financially rewarding, but know what you're getting into.

Legislature Protects Whistleblowers Against Retaliation and Provides for Recovery of Damages P.A. 93-0544

November
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 550
Employers (excluding governmental entities) are now prohibited from making, adopting or enforcing any rule, regulation or policy that prevents an employee from disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency if that employee reasonably believes the information discloses a violation of a state or federal law.

Small firms, big cases

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2003
LawPulse
Page 486
How three lawyers from small-practice settings and different parts of Illinois teamed up to bring a high-stakes whistleblower lawsuit.

Employee’s comments regarding employer’s possible violation of food inspection rules were protected speech

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 5, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendants, Hasara and Danner, officials of the city of Springfield, on Myers claim under 42 USC § 1983 alleging violations of her constitutional rights.

The Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act and Its Qui Tam Provisions

By Tod A. Lewis
July
2000
Article
Page 392
Here's how to use this little-known statute, which allows private-sector whistleblowers to sue on behalf of the state and share any recovery.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
November
1999
Column
Page 570
Watch out, HMOs.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
1999
Column
Page 70
No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...

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