Cohen and Slamowitz Class Action Lawsuit
How Cohen & Slam Dunk Class Action Lawsuits Work
The Cohen and Slamowitz Class Action Lawsuit funding lawsuit was initiated by a former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher, Cole Johnson. In 2021, he sustained injuries from a car accident in which his personal auto was damaged. As a result of these injuries, he went to the hospital where a doctor diagnosed him with Peyronie’s disease – a connective tissue disease – and also a kidney condition.
As you can imagine, this news set off a chain of unfortunate events.
First, the doctors discovered that Johnson had not paid any of his medical expenses related to his illness. Next, the hospital management offered him no monetary compensation for the emotional pain and suffering he endured as a result of being unable to work. Finally, when he hired an attorney, they discovered that the company he worked for had defrauded the insurance company in regard to his disability. When this information was brought to light, all of the companies with which he insured had to pay him his due.
The entire case was resolved without any court involvement.
In total, the plaintiffs received a meager sum of money. The only consolation, other than the fact that their lawsuit was resolved without going to court, was that the insurance companies ultimately had to pay the money they had illegally defrauded. However, because this is an individual case, with very unique circumstances, it may never be known if they would have ever been able to recover the money. So, while it may seem that the case was resolved, it is highly doubtful.
A similar case was brought against Jannick Le Roux, a former Miss Brazil.
She too filed a lawsuit, but had her case closed without ever going to trial. The court decided that there was insufficient evidence to continue the case. The case was closed. Her lawyer, though, pursued her case in the small claims court, hoping that a settlement could be reached.
This is what ultimately happened. Le Roux’s attorney discovered that her lawsuit was not only financially precarious but also unlikely to bring her any significant recovery. He was then unable to obtain a single dollar from the insurance company. The case was eventually dropped. Le Roux was left with no money to pursue her dream of a successful future.
It is highly doubtful that either of these plaintiffs will receive any monetary compensation.
The truth is that these lawsuits are usually very generic and do not provide any real benefit to the person filing them. For this reason, most plaintiffs decide not to pursue these class action lawsuits at all. But for those people who do pursue them, they face a long road ahead.
These types of cases are oftentimes settled out of court.
When such a settlement is reached, the defendant will often offer little more than a token settlement in return for the plaintiff’s attorney’s time and effort. For this reason, many class action lawsuits fail to resolve properly. The defendant may offer only a fraction of the potential settlement amount, which is very little to fight over. The result is that a good case often goes to a prolonged trial that ends with no real resolution.
The real strength of a slam dunk class action lawsuit is when a plaintiff files the suit on her own behalf. This allows the plaintiff an opportunity to prove that her case has merit. In many cases, the plaintiff’s attorney will try to save as much money as possible by taking a lowball settlement. If the case does not settle out of court, the plaintiff will have to pay her own attorney fees. Even if the case does end in a positive result, this can be an expensive endeavor.