Marlton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/15/2017 -- A False Claims case filed by Jared A. Jacobson, Esq., now of The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC recently reached a settlement on February 6, 2017. The settlement was between the United States Department of Justice and the defendant, Para-Plus Translations, Inc. The settlement resolved allegations that Para-Plus Translations had defrauded the United States government. The company had submitted false claims for payment to both federal and state agencies, including the United States Department of Justice.
The case was captioned as United States ex rel. Kimberly Martin v. Para-Plus Translations, Inc. and Robert Santiago, III, Civil No. 14-3952 (EDPA). Para-Plus Translations, Inc. provides services that include interpretation, transcription, and translation. The allegation against the corporation stated that interpreters had intentionally overstated their travel time and mileage expenses. While a settlement has been reached based on the allegations, no liability has been determined in this case. The whistleblower was represented by Jared A. Jacobson, Esq., now of the Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC.
The False Claims Act ("FCA") is a powerful law used to combat fraud committed against the government. It imposes liability on any person or company who defrauds federal government. The Qui Tam provision of the FCA allows private individuals, termed "whistleblowers" to bring a lawsuits on behalf of the government. The whistleblower is entitled a percentage of the financial recovery as compensation for reporting the fraud.
The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act/Qui Tam cases. They also represent victims of retaliation who complain about a false claims act violation and suffer an adverse employment action as a result. For more information about this and other types of cases that the Firm handles, visit their website at http://www.jacobsonrooks.com/.
About The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC
In addition to False Claims cases, The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, also represents individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace, and individuals who have been denied proper overtime compensation. The Firm's attorneys focus on building strong relationships with their clients and maintain open channels of communication.
To learn more about the law firm and the types of cases they represent, visit their website at http://www.jacobsonrooks.com/.