Q: I have a work related lawsuit On my family member who is my uncle .he reached out to me and wants to settle without La
Lawyer or courts .question is can I drop the lawsuit legally?
A: It is unclear from your question if you are being represented by an attorney or not. If you represent yourself, you can settle and dismiss the case. However, if you are being represented by an attorney, you cannot settle with your employer behind your attorney's back. Your attorney has a lien on your case. If you retained the attorney, your attorney can settle the case and dismiss the case upon your authorization.
If you represent yourself, I suggest you consult with an employment law attorney who will advise you on your settlement and explain other options. You can look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section or go to California Employment Layers Association (www.cela.org), an organization whose members are committed to representing employee’s rights. Most employment law attorneys in California offer free of charge initial consultations, and thereafter may take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you do not have to pay attorney’s fees unless and until there is a positive outcome for you. They may also advance either all or partial costs of litigation.
Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
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