can i persue legal action even if supreme court ruled againts the class action
State/Country relating to Question: Massachusetts
glass action lidigation
Dear JACUSTOMER - This depends upon what the ruling by the supreme court said. If the ruling was on the merits of the case then you cannot file another action under the legal theory of "res judicata" meaning that the case or the issue has been decided. If the ruling by the supreme court was simply that it was not appropriate for a class action type of case then you could file your individual action since the merits of the case have not been decided.
25 years experience in general law, including real estate, criminal, traffic, and domestic relations
i don't mean to be unsatisfied with the answer but it's hard for me to expect the liditgators for my sons case to offer $4,000 in damages from the accutane case if the class action failed and finding out that some people got millions. my son had to have an emergency colin ectomy, in other words it almost killed him.
I can't predict the outcome of court cases so I can't tell you what he may or may not receive. Obviously I don't have all the details of the class action suit and in order to make a determination of whether another suit can be filed you would have to have his case reviewed by a private attorney. I am only able to offer general information from this website and I cannot provide specific legal advice. Your question was whether another suit could be filed and I tried to answer that issue. As for the specifics of the case and how much your son would possibly receive in damages I am unable to say.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).