Worries Over Whistleblower Claims On Rise, Report Says

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- More corporate law departments are bracing for a jump in whistleblower claims or lawsuits in the coming year in the wake of government reforms to encourage reporting of illegal activities, a survey released Tuesday by Fulbright & Jaworski LLP found.

In its annual survey on litigation trends, Fulbright said the 25 percent of respondents anticipating an increase in whistleblower actions in their industries was up from 19 percent in its 2010 sampling and includes 31 percent of U.S. participants and 12 percent of U.K. participants....
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