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How to Resolve a Business Dispute

While I have filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of my clients over the past 33 years, I whole-heartedly believe that all clients should be advised of the top ten reasons not to file a lawsuit. I offer this list:

1. You owe your opponent more money than he or she owes you.

2. You don’t want to turn over relevant documents to your opponent’s lawyer or they are already shredded.

3. You fired all of your employees who are knowledgeable about the dispute.

4. You lack the time to educate your lawyer about the dispute, retrieve relevant documents, or give a deposition.

5. You think that all witnesses tell the truth.

6. You regard yourself as superior to jurors or the Judge.

7. You believe that just by filing the lawsuit, you will get a settlement.

8. Your opponent has no money to pay a judgment.

9. Your company or key witnesses must continue to do business with your opponent or his or her allies.

10. The cost of the lawsuit is more than you would benefit with total victory.

If none of your clients are now contemplating a lawsuit, print and save.

3 comments for “How to Resolve a Business Dispute”

  1. urticaria posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 at 2:33:27 AM

    The amount and quality of information you share here is stunning.The above article is indeed quite interesting as it is related to buisness disputes.

  2. DuPageJim posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:17:00 AM

    Good points... I hate to say it, but sometimes it is unavoidable. The key is to keep talking with the other party. Once communication is cut-off, reaching a resolution on your own is almost impossible.

  3. business lawyers Newport Beach posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:53:11 AM

    Thank you for sharing this information.I really appreciate this post.The information is really interesting and engaging. Keep doing the great job!

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