How do you find out if your deceased Mother won a multimillion dollar lawsuit before her death?
Some of these answers were a lil out of line... let me throw in that I was 12yrs old, my mother was 34, she was flying back and forth to Texas for court for 3yrs on and off bein drawn out forever. One of my aunts remembers her saying it was the final hearing, 2.3 million at stake... my mother was killed less than 48hrs after her return from the final hearing. I was thrown into the foster system, and yes, now, I would like to know what ever happened to her lawsuit and settlement if any, if nothing else to put into a trust for her 5 grandkids she never got to meet.If you have no information and going through her personal belongings gave you no clues whatsoever, you can start by searching at the Clerk of Courts office in the county where she lived before she died or the place where you suspect an accident or incident may have occurred that would have led to a multimillion dollar claim. If Federal court, you'll have to determine which court serves that county and call that clerk. It seems odd that you would have no information to start with. If all else fails, hire a Private Investigator. Good luck.
If you have no siblings, uncles, aunts, father or other relative who was with her when she died, and/or none of you had a clue what was going on with the lawsuit, why do you want to know now?
Depending on the state, the court and the nature of the lawsuit, it may have died with her. There are only two ways to be sure: check the court case records or check with the lawyer representing her.
If the case survived her death, the lawyer representing her would have to find someone to stand in her place. If you showed no interest in her while she was alive, I doubt he would turn to you. If your mother did not want you involved, again, the lawyer would not turn to you. But court records are usually public, so you can check under her name in the court where the case was brought and get the docket number and ask to see the file.