Section Newsletter Articles on Whistleblowers
How much is a whistleblower waiver really worth?
Corporate Law Departments
, September 2016
If you walked into a Las Vegas casino and placed a bet on a single number at the roulette table, the probability of winning would be nearly 17 times better than the probability of obtaining a whistleblower award.
Illinois Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act: What whistleblowers and providers should know
Health Care Law
, September 2014
Readers are likely familiar with the federal Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute as well as with the False Claims Act. However, they may be less familiar with the Illinois Claims Fraud Prevention Act which includes provisions similar to those found in the federal laws, but applicable to private insurers. This article provides a primer on the Illinois Act with illustrative cases.
Ensuring fairness in Illinois Whistleblower Act claims
Civil Practice and Procedure
, July 2009
In an effort to fight fraud, the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act allows private parties to bring lawsuits on behalf of the State. But what should the State do when those private parties abuse that power by bringing claims that are without merit?