We sued the Sonics’ owners (Clay Bennett and his good ol’ boys from Oklahoma) to recover damages. People in the legal and sports communities were dubious. The vast majority of season ticket holder class actions had been dismissed. The Sonics were very well funded.
Their attorneys trounced the City’s attorneys in court and intimidated Starbucks founder Howard Schultz into dismissing his lawsuit.
But we weren’t going to back down. In fact, we relished the challenge.
Federal District Court Judge Richard Jones determined that we had the experience, resources and ability to protect the interests of thousands of season ticket holders. We spent several years litigating. Ultimately we recovered over $1,600,000 for the season ticket holders.
Your personal injury case is going to be stylized as a class action. But it’s going to involve much different issues than the Sonics case. The fact that a federal court judge thought our firm had the experience, resources and ability to protect the interests of thousands of season ticket holders–and go toe to toe with some of the most expensive legal talent Oklahoma money could buy–says a lot.
There’s a Latin term that’s used a lot in the law: a fortiori. It means “with stronger reason.” It applies to a situation in which if one thing is true then it can be inferred that a second thing is even more certainly true. (If $5 is too much to spend on a cup of coffee then it follows, a fortiori, that $10 is way too much.)
If Judge Jones thought that Myers & Company had the ability to represent thousands of claimants in high-stakes commercial litigation–and we were able to recover over $1,600,000–then we definitely have the ability and resources to successfully handle your personal injury case.