Ill. Toughens Up Whistleblower Protection Act

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The Illinois General Assembly has approved changes to the state's whistleblower protections in the wake of the Obama administration's efforts to clamp down on Medicare fraud by strengthening the federal False Claims Act.

The amendments to Illinois' Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act in House Bill 5951 cleared the Illinois Senate unanimously Thursday and was sent on to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.

The bill contains provisions that make penalties for violations of the state's False Claims Act remedial instead of punitive.

It also stipulates that previous criminal...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.