Jeld Wen Class Action Lawsuit
A Claim Against Allwinner Drinks – A Class Action Lawsuit
The Law Offices of John Wen and Jeld Wen are taking a Class Action Lawsuit against the franchisor, J.D. Wens, and their Franchisees. This Class Action Lawsuit involves a serious violation of Federal & FDC Laws and it is believed that J.D. Wen and others may be liable for monetary damages, pain and suffering, as well as other types of losses suffered by the Class, due to the alleged discriminatory actions of J.D. Wens.
The Federal Trade Commission and Office of the Attorney General have opened an investigation into this matter.
Federal & State Lawmakers are demanding that the Federal Trade Commissions new guidelines on Franchisor Liabilities, which is currently being crafted, protect the rights of minorities within franchising businesses. However, at this time, the Attorney General has yet to announce whether or not he will be using the same lawsuit templates as the Class Action Lawsuit filed by the Law Offices of John Wen and Jeld Wen. If no action is taken on these lawsuits in the next two months, it is possible that other Federal Franchisor Lawsuits could surface related to this case.
According to some reports, the franchisor, J.D. Wen, is threatening the plaintiffs with a potential class-action suit.
However, there are also reports that the franchisor has offered to make changes to their practices in order to appease the complainants. Meanwhile, over a dozen current or former franchisees have received phone calls from the franchisor on a daily basis regarding this lawsuit. This is an unfortunate development, because the complaint specifically names the franchisor and demands redress for the injuries sustained by this third-party defendant.
The complaint was filed on behalf of a Diversity Inc. member who was severely injured at a Job Corps Career Advancement Program (“Kearney Pines”) in Texas.
The complaint further states that this individual’s daughter suffered an injury while at the same program. This case is currently pending before the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which handles cases that involve retaliation or otherwise illegal activity. It would appear at a cursory level that the complaint is indeed valid, but what exactly is the nature of the complaint?
It should be noted that the complaint is a class action lawsuit, which means that all of the named plaintiffs must file a lawsuit together in order to pursue “class action” relief. This is a standard requirement in most cases, where a plaintiff must file a complaint with the court in order to proceed with the lawsuit. This is not the case here, however, because the complaint only names one individual defendant (the franchisor) and there is a possibility that many of the named plaintiffs will be unable to come together and file a lawsuit as a class. In most instances, the complaint simply names the defendant and is accompanied by a request for an administrative hearing that will enable the franchisor to show its position and defend itself against the complaint.
The complaint is accompanied by an attorney provided by the St. Louis-based Law Offices of attorney Barghest.
Though this firm is well-known in the St. Louis area, this does not mean that it is an excellent legal representation for the plaintiff. There are a significant number of very talented attorneys who work independently to represent their clients’ claims in Class Action Lawsuits, and it is not uncommon for them to seek additional legal counsel from the same attorney who is handling the case. Because the complaint refers to an “agreement”, the complaint is not a true Class Action Lawsuit, and, if the plaintiffs wish to pursue such a claim, they must do so through an appropriate law firm.
If the plaintiffs are not able to locate a suitable attorney to handle the case, they may wish to consider using the services of a St. Louis civil lawyer who has experience representing their individual cases.
This would significantly increase their chances of prevailing in the case. One St. Louis attorney has handled many Class Action Lawsuits on behalf of their clients, including clients who were injured due to defective products, among others. This attorney would be the right attorney to bring the complaint against Allwinner Drinks.
If the case proceeds as expected, the arbitrator assigned to the case will issue a final decision in the case. However, the plaintiff is urged to seek immediate consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in the matter. It would be inappropriate for such a person to sign anything without first consulting with a St. Louis personal injury attorney who has experience in this matter. It would also be inappropriate for the arbitrator to make any decision in the case without consulting with counsel. If the case proceeds to trial, there is a strong likelihood that the arbitrator may award the plaintiff a large sum of money.