Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 01, 2017
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin’s Charlotte School of Law legal litigation group will host a Town Hall meeting Thursday, February 2nd at the DoubleTree by Hilton in SouthPark. Speakers include principal litigation attorneys Hoyt Tessener* with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, and Gary Jackson* with the Jackson Law Group. Current and former students of Charlotte School of Law who attended the school from August 2012 through the present are encouraged to attend this no-cost informational meeting.
Tessener said, “Since the school’s misconduct was first announced, we’ve taken hundreds of calls from current and former Charlotte School of Law students and graduates. We’ve researched the allegations against the school very carefully and uncovered new information we believe these students may want to know as they weigh their legal options. Many of the students we have talked with have already signed with our firm to file individual lawsuits against the school.”
The firm already represents over 150 students and former students, with clients in 17 states and Canada. (Herrera v. Charlotte School of Law, LLC, 17 CVS 1965 (Mecklenburg County filed Jan. 31, 2017)). The firm continues to be contacted by prospective Charlotte School of Law students, alumni, and attendees, and is preparing to file many more individual lawsuits against the school in the coming weeks.
Town Hall Meeting Agenda
The Town Hall meeting will serve as a forum for the firm to explain what they have learned about the school’s alleged actions and misconduct toward its students and why they feel many more individual lawsuits may be forthcoming.
The professional opinion of Tessener and the firm’s Charlotte School of Law team is that many of the unique circumstances may warrant filing individual lawsuits rather than a class action filing.
According to Tessener, when you file a class action lawsuit, a claimant’s damages must be defined to fit within the damages of the class. He further explained that class action cases can sometimes take years, simply because of the protocol of court certification. Tessener has tried over 130 cases over more than 25 years.
According to Tessener, filing individual cases can have a number of advantages over filing a class action:
- Claimants may have more control over their lawsuit.
- In a class action, they are beholden to potentially lengthy timelines and potentially narrow damages allowed only under the class action.
- Class certification by a Federal District Court Judge is immediately appealable on the certification issue.
- Individual filings, generally, are inherently more expeditious.
The Town Hall meeting is expected to cover:
- Filing a class action vs. filing an individual claim against the school
- Alleged misconduct by Charlotte School of Law
- Types of damages students may potentially seek
- Litigation filings
- Legal strategy
- Procedural issues
- Case challenges
- Loan cancellation
- Q & A, if time and attendance size allow
The attorneys at James Scott Farrin have put together an aggressive team to represent their Charlotte School of Law clients. The team is backed by more than 30 attorneys and over 100 staff. Additionally the firm has recovered over $700 million in gross for more than 30,000 clients since 1997. (These numbers don’t include the $1.25 billion the firm helped recover against the U.S. government for 18,400 claimants in a historic class action case.)**
Town Hall Date, Time, Location
Date: Thursday, February 2nd
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, SouthPark
6300 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
**Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin led a team of firms to recover $1.25 billion for African-American farmers from the U. S. government for discrimination.
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The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 13 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, and Winston-Salem. The firm’s 38 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts, and Products Liability. Seven of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations.
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