There are 28 plantiffs Who settled for $250,000.
My colleagues are correct in that the answer lies in the retainer agreement. If it was a contingency fee arrangement, then the attorney is entitled to the agreed percentage from each plaintiffs' settlement. Each plaintiff technically had their own individual case even though they all shared the same lawyer (and hopefully all signed conflict of interest waivers). So the lawyer will likely get the portion he or she is entitled to per the retainer agreement (often 33% or 40%, depending on when in the process it settled.) from each individual plaintiff, unless the retainer provided otherwise. Perhaps there was a reduced fee due to the large number of clients in that case. Also, the amount you stated, was that for each plaintiff or a global amount to be shared by all of them?
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This is a dissolution of marriage agreed on August 8 the motion was filed on August 26th the judge hadn't signed the dissolution they agreed on my offer so I want the motion to set dismissed also there's a court date will that be cancelled and s...
I am not sure what motion you are speaking about and need more information to give a meaningful response. However, if you filed the lawsuit, generally you as the plaintiff or petitioner have the ability to file a request for a dismissal of the action. However if you have reached a written agreement with the other side I would not do anything to violate it.
Finally, once a case is dismissed it generally would result in all future hearings coming off calendar.
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I lost the case. Is there anything I can do my lawyer won't appeal. I have witnesses that will say the home owners tried to get them to lie about the attack. also the friends I heard this from said the home owner laughed talking about my case, sa...
Unfortunately, it sounds as though you had some great issues to raise during trial or in a motion for new trial or appeal. However, if the time has passed to bring any such remedy, then I'm afraid your only recourse would be to possibly sue your attorney you feels strongly that he/she did or did not do something tantamount to negligence that caused you to lose your case (or prevented you from prevailing). Legal malpractice suits are no only governed by a short statute of limitations generally, but they are very difficult to win in most cases. You could also consider bringing new causes of action or a different lawsuit against the people who you believe committed illegal acts in bribing jurors or witnesses, or otherwise suborning perjury. You could also bring cases against those who took the offer or bribe to do so. You still have some options, but I would get with a great and aggressive litigation / trial attorney immediately to explore all of your options. Sorry to hear this happened to you.See question
I loaned money to someone and i don't.have a promissory note but do have a schedule of the loans and payments made. She has had a stroke and her.children are now in charge of her money. They refuse to pay anything. What action can i take to rec...
You first try to negotiate with them... perhaps have a lawyer write a stern letter. If that fails, make sure you are within the statute of limitations, then SUE THEM.
Rental home with NO CORROSIVE DRYWALL; had home tested by reputable person. Tenants found someone else to test. Tests results from lab in Ca. indicated no corrosive drywall. Have documentation from the lab in Ca. that there is NO CORROSIVE DRYW...
I am unsure if you are being sued as an individual or if you have a corporation. If you have a corporation, you MUST have an attorney representing you in Court (by law). Regardless, if this Plaintiff's attorney is not delusional or on serious drugs, then he feels he has huge cases if he is seeing up to 25 milllion dollars. I would not take this lightly, and I would not seek sanctions or plan on getting the case dismised this early on. You could file a demurrer or motion to strike, but you would need to be able to show that the information stated within the four corners of teh complaint are insufficient to properly state aa cause of action, EVEN IF EVERY ALLEGATION IS TAKEN TO BE TRUE BY THE COURT for purposes of ruling on the motion. Motions to strike are often done to get rigd o punitive damagesk for example. I am not sure whether he has plead punitive damages, but it would something egregoius like that to get a judge to strike them. I think you should get a good lawyer, respond to the complaint, file a cross complaint, and consider a c.c.p. 128.7 motion with your lawyer if you think there is foul play or inappropriate conduct from the other attorney. Either way, best of luck and feel free to reach out to me to discuss further at 310-477-0404. -Matthew Paul Krupnick, Esq.See question
My niece used my name and phone # for a reference on her school loan. I did not know about this nor would I have allowed it. She has never paid a cent on this loan. I never would have given her a reference. Now I am being called constantly. I...
They should not be bothering you as you have no legal obligation to them. As for your niece... I would give her the silent treatment indefinitely.See question
What should the date on the federal subpoena say for them to attend if the trial is for 7 days.
It should state the first date of the trial. However for cooperative / friendly witnesses, you can send a standby letter with the subpoena which basically has them signing promising to appear on 24 hours notice rather than having to sit there from the first day of trial until after they are dismissed (which would be after their testimony is completely over). Without the standby letter, the witness will have to appear the first day of trial and stay the entire time until they are called to testify.See question
1. how many times do you get into your car a day and start it to go somewhere 5,6,7, lets say 8 times and out of those 8 times do you notice the check engine light alluminate??? be honest cause if you say 8 times your lying.... 2. lets say yo...
I am not sure if this is a serious question or a joke... I would ask that you revise it and give us a clear, clean question that requires an attorney's opinion, not a mechanics. Best of luck to you.See question
I got a ticket for using my cell phone at a red light. I filed for extension and the court date is set for today. I logged in to see what time, but the only options were for me to pay fine, traffic school and fine, or court date reservation for ar...
You can file a California Code of Civil Procedure Section 473 Motion and Declaration. Clearly you had a misunderstanding, and a seemingly "reasonable" one. Section 473 is designed to have court rulings, judgments, etc. set aside when it cam from an attorney or unrepresented party's mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect. I think you certainly qualify for more than one of those. There are strict timelines to bring the motion and I would suggest hiring an attorney to do it for you. You will have to come right out and admit you made a mistake essentially. Once you do, in most cases, the court is almost required to give you another chance to make things right. Read the section. You can find it online. Feel free to call my office if you have any questions at 310 477 0404. I have handled so many motions like this and if done right, the odds should be in your favor. Best of luck to you either way.See question
I reported an injury, carpal tunnel to the company, and was sent to Health works. I was restricted not to lift no more than 5 lbs. The company said they had no provisions for me., I was sent home. I could not afford to be off work, and receive wo...
This is a clear case of a situation where you need to speak to an experienced worker's comp attorney ASAP. FYI, comp attorneys charge about the fairest rates of any attorneys and always give a free consult. Trust me, call now to discuss your case. If you need a good referral, feel free to contact me.See question