In 1991, the State of Illinois adopted the Illinois False Claims
Act ("Illinois FCA"), formerly called the Illinois Whistleblower
Reward and Protection Act, its own version of the federal False
Claims Act ("FCA"). The Illinois FCA prohibits false claims against
the State of Illinois and allows private individuals who know about
fraud against the Illinois state government to bring a qui tam case
against the offending party on behalf of the State.
Like the FCA, the Illinois FCA offers financial rewards to
whistleblowers. If the State decides to intervene in a case, the
whistleblower may receive 15-25% of the recovery. If the State does
not intervene and the whistleblower pursues the case on their own,
they may receive 25-30% of any eventual recovery.
Key Provisions of
the Illinois False Claims Act
The Illinois FCA includes the following key provisions:
False Claims Act Cases
The Illinois Attorney General's Office has prosecuted numerous
qui tam cases, recovering funds for both the state government and
For more information on the Illinois False Claims Act or to
speak with an attorney, please contact Joy Clairmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or
215-875-5803. To read more about what whistleblower clients can
expect from our lawyers,
For more than a decade, the Berger & Montague, P.C.
Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Practice Group has
represented whistleblowers in matters involving healthcare fraud,
defense contracting fraud, IRS fraud, securities fraud, and
commodities fraud. While the information on this blog is not legal
advice, we would be more than happy to speak with you directly
about your potential case. Any information you share with us will
be treated with the highest level of confidentiality, and we will
protect you every step of the way.
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