Modern SOX Whistleblower Litigation In Ill.

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 4:55 PM EST) -- Nowadays, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower lawsuits typically involve claims against employers as well as executives in their individual capacities. Plus, when filed in Illinois federal courts, they often are coupled with common law retaliation claims under Illinois state law or claims under the Illinois Whistleblower Act.

The recent decision in Bridges v. McDonald’s Corporation, et al., Case No. 09 CV 01880, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118597 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 21, 2009), illustrates this trend and highlights an important difference between SOX and Title VII concerning the statutes’ respective...
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