Whistleblower Protection Services For Clients Throughout Louisiana
Qui Tam is a Latin term, derived from the full phrase, qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se
ipso in hac parte sequitur — which translates into English as, [he] who sues in this matter for the king as [well as] for himself. In short, qui tam legislation gives Americans the right to sue a fraudulent contractor on behalf of the government. Under federal “Qui Tam” law, people who report fraud related to a government contract may bring a legal action against the offending party and share in a percentage of the fines and penalties as compensation for their actions. In cases of significant fraud, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in government fines and penalties, the whistleblower is eligible to receive millions of dollars in personal compensation.
If you are considering filing a qui tam action in Louisiana, turn to Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., to learn more. Our Lafayette law firm is made up of a team of successful civil litigation attorneys with experience in federal litigation matters. We will explain the process and how to proceed with a lawsuit “pro domino rege” or on behalf of the government.
From offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, our qui tam litigation attorneys represent people in
whistleblower actions throughout Louisiana. Call us toll free at 800-375-6186 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Louisiana qui tam lawyers right away.
Who Can Proceed With A Qui Tam Lawsuit?
Anyone with knowledge of government fraud can file a qui tam action. Some typical types of
government fraud include:
• Accounting fraud
• Double-billing for services
• Hiring of undocumented workers to fulfill the terms of the contract
• Violations of federal wage and hour laws
• Procuring and using materials that do not meet contract specifications
• Under performance of provisions of a contract
• Fraudulent cost overruns
• Unnecessary delays to benefit the contractor
Whistleblowers are often employees of a business working on a government contract and are
afraid to step forward to report abuse or fraud, out of concern for their job. To prevent suffering retaliation, it is important to seek legal counsel to begin protecting your rights before you step forward with reporting the suspected fraud.
To Report Government Fraud, Call Our Louisiana Whistleblower Attorneys
We offer a free case evaluation and handle most whistleblower lawsuits on a contingency fee
basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees if we cannot help you recover compensation in a
settlement or jury verdict.