I settle a case of discrimination due of lack of legal representation. Ca I re-open it? The reason be, that as a result of exploitation, discrimination and harssment I became permanently disable.
Optional Information: Las Vegas, NevadaAlready Tried: I followed the proper procedures. I asked in writing to my former employer to stop its discrimination. I filed with the EEOC. I got the right to sue letter, and I hired an attorney. He was inexperience, and just let me on the air. For that reason I was forced to settle and accepted $12.000.00. I lost my health as the result of this discrimination, and now I have been found permanent disable.
If your case has been settled and you signed a full Settlement and Release, you cannot reopen the matter to seek additional compensation. The matter is over. If you feel that your lawyer committed malpractice in his/her representation of you, your remedy would be against the attorney. Such cases are not simple, however, and a recovery is not likely if you agreed to the settlement amount.
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