Q: my brother filed a wrongful death suit in calif. and named my siblings and I as nominal defendants what does that mean
A: In a wrongful death suit, all people who are allowed to bring the claim must be made parties to the lawsuit, so the case can take care of all possible claims. If a party who qualifies does not want to be a plaintiff, they must be named as a nominal defendant. If you would rather be a plaintiff, you should start contacting attorneys right away.
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