What to Do When Your Business Gets Sued:
Strategies for Preparing for Commercial Litigation
In the midst of a hectic day running your business, a person walks up to you and asks your name. Just as you answer him, he hands you a thick envelope and states, “You have been served!”
Don’t Panic, Prepare
Nervousness, fear, and doubt are common emotions felt by business owners when they are presented with court papers. Fortunately, you can alleviate these uncomfortable reactions by being prepared for business litigation.
The Education Process
Educating yourself on the processes and procedures surrounding a lawsuit is an excellent method for preparing your game plan and diminishing the anxieties and risks associated with being a party to a lawsuit.
Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation, Arbitration, and Settlements
Resolving a dispute in court is not the only method available to you for working out a business disagreement. Using alternative methods of conflict resolution to reach — or attempt to reach — a settlement with the opposing party may be the best course of action, depending on the circumstances.
How It Feels To Be a Plaintiff
In addition to advising you on how to defend your interests when confronted with a lawsuit, attorneys can also help you determine whether to go on the offensive. A trusted attorney can help you decide if and when it is warranted to sue…
Getting Back to Business
Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, managing the complexities of a lawsuit is not the reason you started your business. Increasing productivity, achieving excellence, and conducting your everyday operations is why you are running your company.