ARRA Expected To Cause Whistleblower Claims Spike

Law360, New York (February 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 contains expanded protections for workers who lodge whistleblower complaints related to the $499 billion in spending in the $787 billion package, which lawyers expect to lead to a surge in claims from individuals who say they were mistreated after making a protected disclosure.

The broadened whistleblower protections, combined with the influx of federal funds and the scarcity of money in the current economic climate, mean that the manner in which stimulus funds are spent will get a great...
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