Business litigation disputes are sometimes best resolved with class action litigation. Opting out of the class does not guarantee you will have the best or even better results than if you were part of the class action.
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The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that some plaintiffs attorneys this week objected to the mediation order, saying they wanted to take discovery first to determine what was stolen from their clients.
A Pilot attorney disagreed, saying an audit provided by the company gives an "absolutely full picture" of the damages, according to the News Sentinel.