Ankin Law News
Friday, May 10, 2013: Josh Rudofi will be filing an Appellate Brief in Dig Right In Landscaping v. Jose Nunez on behalf of Jose Nunez.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013: Scott Goldstein will be speaking as a guest lecturer at John Marshall Law School in the Workers Compensation class.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013: Josh Rudolfi attended Artex Risk Solutions Mock Trial at The Witt. (read more...)
November 30, 2012: Scott Goldstein of Ankin Law Office
was highlighted in a "Making Chicago Great" feature
on WCIU Channel 26 in Chicago.
November, 2012: A client of Howard Ankin knitted him a
blanket as a special thank you after a multiple
6 figure settlement.
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Illinois Whistleblower Actions Class Action Attorneys
Whistleblower actions are lawsuits filed on behalf of the government by private citizens. If you discover wrongdoing in the workplace, usually involving fraud against the government, there are several laws that allow you to “blow the whistle” on your employer. These cases are known as qui tam lawsuits.
Whistleblower Laws in Illinois
The two most applicable laws governing whistleblower actions in Illinois are the federal False Claims Act and the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act. Depending on what type of fraud your employer is engaged in, you can file either a state or federal case. The intention of these laws is to provide an incentive for ordinary citizens to assist the government in prosecuting fraud. Whistleblower laws provide certain protections for those who file qui tam suits.
Types of Whistleblower Lawsuits
With the exception of tax fraud, almost any types of fraudulent behavior against the government can be pursued through a whistleblower lawsuit. These suits can be class action lawsuits. Common types include:
- Bribing government officials
- Health care fraud
- Falsifying records to meet compliance standards
- Overcharging for goods and services
If you believe your company is defrauding the Illinois or federal government our attorneys at Ankin Law Office can help get your case started. If you have already been punished for speaking up, you may have an employment lawsuit as well. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.