A class action lawsuit against Home Depot stores can only be won if enough plaintiffs can be found to have this same type of experience. Home Depot is a defendant in at least one class action lawsuit that was brought against the company by former and current employees. The company has settled those claims out of court with plaintiffs in the past. However, the company continues to deny the claims in the lawsuit, as it is facing class action lawsuit lawsuits from the very beginning.
The attorney representing the plaintiffs in the case has the opportunity to use depositions and additional discovery at trial to prove the negligence of the corporation in the form of the injuries that are the result of long-term exposure to chemical ingredients in the paints in the store’s paint displays. In addition, witnesses can be called to testify about the conditions that employees live in and about how the company operates. There is a specific procedure for handling this kind of class action lawsuit. The plaintiff will need to file a complaint with the court within three months after the date of the trial. This complaint must contain by specific time frame the particular date on which the injury or death occurred.
Then a four week period comes from the date of the lawsuit when the parties involved in the case to meet in a neutral place for a conference call to discuss the status of the case. At this point, if there is agreement on the terms of settlement or trial, the case is set for trial. The plaintiff’s attorney will need to show that the Home Depot acted unreasonably in carrying out its safety program. Evidence of the harm resulting from the store’s policy may be introduced by way of expert witnesses who are either employed by the plaintiffs’ attorneys or the defendants.