My recommendation is that you pay an attorney to review the information you do have and to write a letter to the firm. It should not cost you more than a few hundred dollars for those services.
You should then know in a few to several days exactly where you stand and whether or not you need your own attorney to represent your interests and what those interests are, if any.
One thing is for sure: The longer you wait the more likely any interest you have will be lost through your inaction. Good luck.
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Generally folks are not represented by law firms if they know nothing about the incident. Sounds like you are not on good terms with your sibling? Not even sure who brought the action but apparently you did not? Time to check the court rolls to see what is up and yes, maybe lawyer up too...
Best bet is to retain your own lawyer to investigate. You may read general information about wrongful death claims on my website. What was the cause of death?
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I hope you took Mr. Daymude up on his offer. It seems that perhaps you are dealing with a situation where you are not a party, simply an heir, which means that the person who has legal authority to administer your mom's estate is the one who has the attorney client relationship. If that is the case, you may well need to have an attorney monitor the proceedings and intervene if something is happening that adversely affects your interest in the outcome.
Good luck to you.
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