On Tuesday March 12, Hughes Socol prevailed on all arguments in defending claims brought under the Illinois Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act, a law that enables whistleblowers to sue corporations and individuals that commit insurance fraud. The decision in State ex rel. Leibowitz v. Family Vision Care is the first appellate court case in the country to address this unique Illinois statute that helps protect the public from insurance fraud.
The Appellate Court decision clears the way for our whistleblower client and other whistleblowers to hold defendants accountable for fraud.
HSPRD attorney Charlie Wysong argued the appeal and is prosecuting the case with Matthew Piers. The full decision can be found here.