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How much is fair?

A:  I agree with those that have told you you that you can''t expect compensation for what "could" have happened. You could have been run over by a car in the middle of the afternoon too, when you otherwise would have been at work had you not been terminated. Fortunately that didn''t happen. I think these are questions you really need to ask your attorney. lawsuits can be settled immediately after filing, or they can drag on for years. As to what''s fair and reasonable over and above your actual costs and whether you can include puntative damages or damages for emotional distress, that again is something you need to talk to your lawyer about. Much depends upon the specific laws violated, the remedies allowed in the law, and relevant...

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How long will it take to settle my Fosamax® claim?

A:  The time it takes to settle any pharmaceutical product liability claim depends on the circumstances surrounding each particular case. Obviously, it would be a mistake to settle any claim before stabilization of the medical condition. It would be a tragic mistake to settle your claim prematurely, as unstable conditions can easily take a turn for the worse. The more complex the case, the longer it may take to settle. Many cases can take anywhere from 3 to 18 months to settle. However, each case is unique. A qualified Fosamax® litigation lawyer, as listed on this site, can provide you with a personal consultation and answer any questions...

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How long will it take to settle my Tequin® claim?

A:  The time it takes to settle a Tequin® case depends on the circumstances surrounding each particular case. Obviously, it would be a mistake to settle any claim before stabilization of the medical condition. It would be a tragic mistake to settle your claim prematurely, as unstable conditions can easily take a turn for the worse. The more complex the case, the longer it may take to settle. Many cases can take anywhere from 3 to 18 months to settle, but your case is unique. You should discuss this with one of the Tequin® lawyers listed on this site....

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How long does it take to settle a case in small claims court?

A:  somewhere in between 1 second and 10 years. All of the court system is clogged with legitimate and frivolous suits, small claims court is the fastest way to settle a matter but there is a waiting period to get it before the court only the court clerk in the county where you are going to file would be able to tell you and when they file they will give you a court date if it falls into the time period when you will be gone just ask for a different date or wait and file when you return, in small claims court when you do go to court it only requires a few minutes to conduct the hearing and the judge will rule at the conclusion of the hearing.~ Your, “time spent,” will be up to you and in the preparations for your case. Once you have a court date...

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How long it takes for discovery in a lawsuit?

A:  Discovery can be a long process. Usually the Judge places a time frame on the process if it becomes a problem. Depending on what type of case and Court, it can be a long process. It can include, deposition, medical reports being obtained, financials, written interogitories and many other procedures again depending on the case and the Court. If one has an attorney, the attorney should keep the client updated as to the process and where it stands. If not than the parties should communicate as to the discovery issues at hand and what else is required. A lawsuit is a process that according to the case and Court, follows most times a definitive course but sometimes it can be a lengthy run....

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how long do wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits take?

A:  Many take two to three years to settle, maybe more. In my jurisdiction, around 3-5 years. Cases with very clear liability can resolve sooner....

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How long before money is disbursed on a lawsuit?

A:  Money can be disbursed after a plaintiff settles a lawsuit or obtains a judgment against a defendant. A number of variables affect if and when a plaintiff will obtain money from a defendant.lawsuitslawsuits alleging negligence against individuals trigger insurance coverage if the allegations fall within the scope of the policy language. The presence of an insurance carrier in a lawsuit typically ensures prompt payment on a settlement or jury verdict....

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How long do you have to start a lawsuit?

A:  The amount of time you have to start a lawsuit varies according to the type of lawsuit and in what state the lawsuit is commenced. This "time period" to commence a lawsuit is formally known in the law as the statute of limitations. Each state has different statutes of limitations. A good resource to determine the statutes of limitations in each state and for each type of lawsuit can be found at: http://www.expertlaw.com/library/limitations_by_state/ Thomas...

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How long do you have to file a lawsuit?

A:  Why would you want to wait? If you're owed money, go get it!...

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how long does it take to settle an estate worth over 1 million dolllars in massachusetts?

A:  Estates in Massachusetts typically will not be entirely settled for at least one year, as there is a one year window for creditors of the deceased to bring claims against the estate. Beyond that, the answer will depend on the liquidity of the estate, whether real estate needs to be marketed and sold, whether there was a solid estate plan in place, and whether there are any disputes or disagreements among family and beneficiaries....