For those who are interested in the events that transpired when the plaintiff’s lawyers filed their Class Action lawsuit against the defendant, there is a new update available. Plaintiffs in the Class Action lawsuit filed against defendants’ GlaxoSmithKline were given notice of their claims and lawsuit date. This allowed them time to prepare their defense for the case. The defendants are now expected to file their answer by next Tuesday, September 4th. There will be a status conference scheduled to discuss any issues not resolved in time for the plaintiffs to file their complaint.
- 1 Plaintiffs are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney who has knowledge of the Class Action lawsuit process.
- 1.0.1 Plaintiffs were advised to be prepared and in proper form by having a plan of action prior to the case deposition date.
- 1.0.2 The plaintiffs and the defendants were instructed to each prepare a reasonable estimate of the time it will take them to resolve this case.
Plaintiffs are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney who has knowledge of the Class Action lawsuit process.
It is highly unlikely that any attorneys in this particular area have any experience in handling such a case. There are very specific guidelines that must be followed in order to protect the legal rights of the plaintiffs. Any lawyer who promises a 100% success rate and is unwilling to stand behind that promise should be avoided.
Plaintiffs in this case were advised to seek expert legal advice from a personal injury or healthcare attorney who had experience in dealing with similar cases.
The plaintiffs were also told to seek a date for a case deposition. A case deposition is a court proceeding in which a witness for either side will be asked to testify about her/his own opinions about a case.
Plaintiffs were advised to be prepared and in proper form by having a plan of action prior to the case deposition date.
They were also advised to develop an initial strategy of questions for the defendants to answer prior to the case deposition. The defendants were also advised to prepare a response to the plaintiffs’ initial filing and to submit their reply by the case deposition date. A defendant does not have the right to conduct his/her own investigation. The court typically asks both sides to submit their evidence and to produce additional witnesses.
The plaintiffs and the defendants were instructed to each prepare a reasonable estimate of the time it will take them to resolve this case.
The defendants filed their answer on March 4, after the case deposition. Plaintiffs filed their complaint on March 5, after the case deposition. Plaintiffs’ counsel advised the plaintiffs to submit an answer by the case deposition date. On March 7, the court issued its order granting plaintiffs’ motion.
Plaintiffs are expected to receive their check from the defendants shortly after this issue is resolved.
Plaintiffs should not spend any money until they receive their check from the defendants. There are potential tax issues if the settlement amount is paid by the defendants. This would likely need the consent of the IRS. Counsel for both sides should be discussed if the case proceeds to trial.
If you are involved in a Class Action Lawsuit, you need to seek representation from experienced and knowledgeable plaintiffs’ attorneys.
The time-consuming nature of settling a class action lawsuit requires class-action lawyers who are skilled in negotiating settlement agreements. Settlement companies may offer suggestions for class action lawyers, but those experienced at such agreements can advise clients better. Attorneys can obtain a large cash settlement for their clients; however, class action attorneys usually get a percentage of the cash.
Plaintiffs should hire an experienced attorney to represent their case. Most lawyers’ fees are usually a percentage of the money won in the case. Plaintiffs’ attorneys can obtain more money for their clients if the case goes to trial. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney allows the client to receive the best case settlement possible. If the case does not settle, the attorneys’ fees may not be recovered.