Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Figueroa v. Szymoniak et al

The text below is from an article (that was) on Mandelman Matters:

The suit alleges that Szymoniak, and other lawyers with whom she worked, committed legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and fraud…. against a fellow homeowner at risk of foreclosure.

The plaintiff in the suit alleges that in 2010, over a period of roughly six months, Lynn Szymoniak was his attorney, and that she led him to believe that she would be filing a “Qui Tam,” or False Claims action in which HE was to be the “RELATOR,” and SHE, his legal counsel.

Had that been what occurred, the $18 million award would have gone to the plaintiff… and not to Ms. Szymoniak… but instead the Qui Tam lawsuit that was filed named Lynn Szymoniak as the “RELATOR,” and so Lynn and her lawyers divided up the multi-million award without ever mentioning anyone else being involved.!

Qui tam Defention: