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Daily English 780 - Being Sued

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Ally: Hello, Ally McNeal.

Jerry: Ally, this is Jerry Mason. I need to talk to you right away. We’re being sued and we’ve just been served. This is one of those times I wish we had in-house counsel.

Ally: Jerry, you know that our firm will do its best to represent you, as we’ve done in the past. You can count on me and all of the attorneys in this office. How about if I come to your office this afternoon and we can discuss it?

Jerry: Okay, that’s great.

Ally: In the meantime, can you give me a brief rundown?

Jerry: Yeah, we’re being sued for negligence. In fact, it’s a class action suit against our company

Ally: All right. Can you fax or email me the papers so I can see what they’re alleging?

Jerry: Yes, I can do that. We really need your help with this, Ally. A lawsuit like this could ruin a company like ours.

Ally: Don’t panic. We’ll take a look at it and see if there’s any merit in the case. It might just be a frivolous lawsuit.

Jerry: If they have a case, you’ll have to find a loophole to get us out of this, or negotiate a settlement. The last thing I want is to go to court.

Ally: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ll discuss it this afternoon. And Jerry?

Jerry: Yeah?

Ally: In the meantime, try to lay off the coffee.

Category: Business | Government + Law