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Where in the legal proceedings is the case now?For example, do you know if discoveries have taken place yet?
Sadly, and I really hate to have to say this, this can take several years if this is not settled by agreement.
The legal system is highly complex, exceedingly expensive and considerably over-burdened. The lawyers are too busy as are the courts.
An out of court settlement could happen at any time so I cannot possibly know whether this can be settled and whether they are far apart or close to being able to be settled but given that the case just started and given the figures you mentioned I don't see it settling for a long time, if at all.
I cannot possibly know what your chances of success are as I cannot analyze the facts. I assume that your lawyers think the chances are good or they would not have said to undertake the difficult and expensive route.
Court is terribly expensive and very risky so it is a very last resort. I sure hope it settles.
A somewhat faster and somewhat cheaper idea is to consider binding arbitration. I suggest asking the lawyers about that.
I agree based on the facts. This should not cost the owners anything.