I quickly want to point out a post over on Heller No More – a blog which focuses on the many incoming associates that Heller Ehrman left stranded and without much communication.
With the November 6 letter to incoming associates from the Dissolution Committee stating there would be no stipend as previously promised, etc., several incomings are considering a lawsuit against Heller.
HNM, the blog author, poses a series of question which I will post here as well. It would be great if you could visit Heller No More and make your opinions known in the comments section.
- Would a lawyer even accept our case pro bono?
- If not, who among us can even afford a decent attorney?
- Do we have enough people to even constitute a class?
- Even if we did have a class action lawsuit, will there be anything left to sue for?
- What priority will we have against other creditors and other tort plaintiffs?
- Will only the named plaintiffs receive any real compensation?
- Will the “real compensation” be even close to being “worth it”?
- Do we have any real legal legs to stand on? Were the promised sums contingent and not guaranteed to start with?
- If there is no contract case, what about detrimental reliance? But is detrimental reliance appropriate in a class action suit?
- Would you rather spend your time job searching (or for some, working hard at the new job) instead of suing?
- Would being an active plaintiff affect your life attitude (life meaning your life for the duration of the lawsuit)? If so, how so?
- How do you think suing would affect your work reputation and future?
- What factors make you want to sue and which make you hesitate?
- Other concerns about a lawsuit?