Articles on Whistleblowers

False claims and whistleblowers By Margery Newman Construction Law, December 2017 Recently, a cottage industry has arisen in the construction industry revolving around allegations that certain Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are fronts or are not performing commercially useful functions.
How much is a whistleblower waiver really worth? By Keith Paul Bishop 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 By R. Scott Oswald 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.
The uncommon courage of Operation Greylord’s unsung heroes By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, September 2013 Thirty years have passed since Operation Greylord first made headlines as the sobriquet for the federal investigation of bribery, influence peddling, and other egregious abuses of the public trust.
Company whisteleblowers get new incentives and protections By Gregory G. Thiess Corporate Law Departments, December 2010 The recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act extends Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections to some private companies.
Ensuring fairness in Illinois Whistleblower Act claims By Stuart Chanen & Chris Stetler 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?
Illinois Whistleblower Law Upheld in Scachitti, et al. v. UBS Financial Services, et al., 2005 Ill. LEXIS 949 (June 3, 2005) By Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, August 2005 In Scachitti v. UBS Financial Services ("UBS") and Scachitti v. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company ("Morgan"), the plaintiffs brought their lawsuits as (i) common law taxpayer derivative actions, (ii) private citizen actions on behalf of the State under 735 ILCS 5/20-104(b) and (ii) qui tam actions under the provisions of the Illinois Whistleblower Act ("Whistleblower Act"), 740 ILCS 175/1 et seq.
Supreme Court creates Whistleblower Right under Title IX Education Law, May 2005 This summary was prepared by the firm of Seyfarth, Shaw LLP, and submitted by Mary Kay Klimesh of the firm and a member of the Education Law Section Council.
Illinois Whistleblower Act becomes effective January 1, 2004 By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, November 2003 This summer, the Illinois legislature passed the Whistleblower Act. The Act applies to employers in Illinois, including individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, firms, corporations, associations and any other entity having one or more employees in Illinois
New statutory protections for whistleblowers By Douglas A. Graham Corporate Law Departments, September 2002 On Tuesday, July 30, President Bush signed an expansive corporate fraud bill into law.
In-house counsel whistleblowers may lose Title VII protections By Michael Todd Scott Corporate Law Departments, August 1999 In earlier editions of The Corporate Lawyer, we printed the ISBA amicus brief and the supreme court opinion in Jacobson v. Knepper & Moga, P.C.

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