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Litigation Avoidance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… attorney fees.

Litigation is costly in terms of both money, time, and reputation.  Even if a case never makes it to trial, there may be negotiations, mediation, or settlements.  The best offense is a good defense when it comes to avoiding litigation.

If you are a business owner, consider these tips to help avoid lawsuits:

  • Thorough review of contracts
  • Properly train employees
  • Provide regular management updates
  • Review ongoing projects
  • Ensure your company has a written risk management strategy and follows industry ‘best practices’
  • Learn from past mistakes
  • Stay abreast of technological advances and rules in your field—for example consider the frequency of changing HIPAA requirements for medical practices.
  • Stay in touch with your business’ counsel, and not just when a lawsuit may be imminent.

Individuals should consider:

  •  Who you do business with and the company’s reputation
  • The ‘Golden Rule’—do unto others, and act like you would like others to act
  • Act before a situation escalates
  • Put business agreements in a contract
  •  Read the contract!

If you do find yourself on the wrong side of a lawsuit, don’t go it alone—contact an experienced litigation attorney as soon as possible.

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