Town Hall Meeting for Those Considering Lawsuits Against Charlotte School of Law
Our 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.
We are encouraging current and former students of Charlotte School of Law, who attended the school from August 2012 through the present, to attend this no-cost informational meeting.
Town Hall Meeting Agenda
The Town Hall meeting will serve as a forum to explain what we have learned about the school's alleged actions and misconduct toward its students and why we feel many more individual lawsuits may be forthcoming.
The Town Hall meeting will 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 cancelation
- Q & A, if time and attendance size allow
"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 lawsuit options. Many of the students we have talked with have already signed with our firm to file individual suits against the school," Tessener explained.
Our firm already represents over 150 students and former students, with clients in 17 states and Canada. We continue to be contacted by prospective Charlotte School of Law students, alumni, and attendees, and are preparing to file many more individual lawsuits against the school in the coming weeks.
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.