For Those Considering Lawsuits Against Charlotte School of Law
If you are a current or former student of Charlotte School of Law, who attended the school from 2014 through the present, and believe you have been harmed by the school’s misconduct, we encourage you to view this video in an effort to weigh your legal options.
This video was recorded at our February 2, 2017 Town Hall meeting in Charlotte, where principal litigation attorneys Hoyt Tessener* and Gary Jackson explained to dozens of students what we have learned about the school’s alleged actions and misconduct toward its students.
The meeting covered:
- 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 cancelation
“Since the school’s misconduct was first announced, we continue to field calls from current and former students with concerns, and currently represent over 300 claimants seeking damages. Many of the students we have talked with have already signed with our firm to file individual suits against the school,” Tessener explained.
Why File an Individual Lawsuit Instead of Class Action?
When you file a class action lawsuit, a claimant’s damages must be defined to fit within the damages of the class. Moreover, class action cases can sometimes take years simply because of the protocol of court certification.
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, claimants 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.
We have put together an aggressive team to represent our Charlotte School of Law clients. This team, headed by litigation attorneys Hoyt Tessener and Gary Jackson, is backed by our more than 30 attorneys and over 100 staff. Additionally our 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 we helped recover against the U.S. government for 18,400 claimants in a historic class action case**.)
* Of counsel.
** 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.