Class-action lawsuit filed against Jacoby and Meyers

A class action lawsuit against a well-known personal injury firm was filed this week in federal court. Barbara Smalls, of Farmingdale, received serious injuries to

Barbara Smalls, of Farmingdale, received serious injuries to her neck and spine during an accident on Hempstead Turnpike in in 2008. She then hired Jacoby and Myers law firm after seeing an ad on television.

Barbara Smalls, of Farmingdale, received serious injuries to her neck and spine during an accident on Hempstead Turnpike in in 2008. She then hired Jacoby and Myers law firm after seeing an ad on television. (9/10/15)

FARMINGDALE - A class action lawsuit against a well-known personal injury firm was filed this week in federal court.

Barbara Smalls, of Farmingdale, received serious injuries to her neck and spine during an accident on Hempstead Turnpike in in 2008. She then hired Jacoby and Myers law firm after seeing an ad on television.

Smalls says in a maze of paperwork and a trail of "lies and deception," she found out the firm had received a settlement in her case for $146,000. She says she never knew about the settlement until she went to Social Services for help to pay her rent.

Smalls says Jacoby and Meyers never informed her of the settlement, despite the fact that Social Services had the settlement in their records. Smalls says that the last straw was when she received a bill for a trial that included $1,000 for a jury's food and housing.

"I never went to trial. I never stepped inside a court room," Smalls told News 12.

Smalls is now part of a class action lawsuit, along with 10,000 other clients, who say Jacoby and Meyers billed them for things they never did and things that never happened.

Jacoby and Meyers declined to comment about the allegations.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Sources say two people were killed and one 1 Sources: 2 dead, 1 injured in Gabreski Airport small plane crash
Authorities say a Syosset man was killed and 2 LI man dies when car plunges into CT river
Actor Bill Paxton was beloved for his roles 3 Actor Bill Paxton dies at age 61
Police say Areefeen Hirji, of Muttontown, was in 4 Teen arrested in connection to deadly Woodbury crash
Police say Mathew Moscowitch was driving erratically before 5 Police: Man high on drugs crashes in Huntington Station

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE