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James Allison Lowe

James Lowe’s Answers

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  • What would I be able to get from Netflix if I were to exclude myself from the settlement and sue them personally?

    A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that claims Netflix unlawfully kept and disclosed information, including records on the movies and TV shows its customers viewed. Netflix denies that it has done anything wrong. For more inf...

    James’s Answer

    You have received several answers to your question, and I simply want to say that, in combination, they should all be helpful to you. It is very likely that you would not improve the result by opting out of the settlement, and I agree that it would be unlikely that you would find an attorney to pursue your individual claims against Netflix; your individual damages would be very difficult to quantify or to represent a significant monetary loss.

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  • Received notice of a class action suit - do I opt out? Obtain my own attorney? I will not receive anything being part of this.

    Basically, the company in question was releasing my personal information, despite federal law, to advertisers. The class action suit is awarding a few million, but about all of it is going to non profits and not those affected. Is it worth suing t...

    James’s Answer

    While you have not included the details necessary to be certain of your best course of action, the reason class actions make sense in most cases is that it would be prohibitively expenseive for an individual to pursue a case on their own. A "few million dollars" spread over perhaps hundreds or even thousands of individuals doesn't make it appear that a similar claim would produce much for any one plaintiff.

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  • Do I have a good case if I was dealing with a mold situation that caused my illness and being a transplant patient?

    I have lived in the appartment for over 6 years and I have made complaints to my landlord about the wetness of my carpet and they just over looked it and it just kept getting worse. I have been dealing with this so long that this past January I ca...

    James’s Answer

    You may have a case against the landlordof the apartment in which you were living. You will need to prove that the landlord knew or should have known of the mold condition, which appears to be the case since you complained about the wetness of your carpet. It is important that you establish dates for everything you describe in your question. You only have two years to file a claim, but the time began to run when you first started making your complaints. Then it will be up to the doctors to agree in writing that your physical problems are related to that mold exposure. Also, you will need to show that you have acted reasonably in not leaving the apratment sooner.

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  • Former coworker (company manager) has provided false info to a potential new employer. I have not even given refs yet. Can I sue

    I applied and interviewed recently for a new position for which I am well qualified. 2 interviews both went very well. Suddenly sent an email saying not offered. I found out from a previous subordinate manager that one of my previous peers had sab...

    James’s Answer

    I am not licensed in California, and the laws on this subject are state specific. You may well have a case of libel or malicious interference with advantageous economic relations. There may also be an issue with the fact that your former colleague is emplyed by a state university. You really need to speak with a California lawyer.

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  • How do I handle this situation?

    My son was hit in the back of his head by a classmate.My son then got up went to the trash can and walked over and hit the kid back in the head. The kid was taken to the ER for test due to an increase in his blood pressure. The family does not hav...

    James’s Answer

    While I am not a Virginia attorney, I understand from your question that your son may have used the trash can as a weapon to hit his classmate in the head. While it is certainly possible that you and your husband could have a frank and civil covnersation with the other boy's parents, it is also quite possible that both families will get into a heated argument or worse over who was at fault. My advice would be to contact a local attorney to speak with the other family on your behalf. Your lawyer can also help you understand what obligation you may have for the other boy's injuries, including his medical bills.

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  • Class action lawsuit opt in deadline

    There is an ongoing overtime lawsuit against a company i wrkd for. I was never informed or given the chance to join in. The opt in date has exspired. Can i still join the suit and collect the money owed to me?

    James’s Answer

    Without knowing the specifics of the class action involved (and I am not licnesed to practice in Texas), the general rule would be that if it is an "opt in" class, you have an affirmative obligation to file the necessary papers to indicate that you want to be included within the time provided. Depending on the applicable statute of limitations, you might still have an independent claim you can make against the company for overtime benefits to which you may be entitled. My advice would be to contact the attorneys representing the class and ask them what they might suggest based on your specific situation.

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