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Month: November 2020

Thanksgiving Message

On this most unusual of Thanksgiving seasons, I want to take a moment to reflect upon the things I am thankful for this year. I am thankful that my family, friends, clients and colleagues have remained healthy, and I am hopeful that they will continue to be healthy. I...

I Won My Case . . . Now What Do I Win?

Getting a verdict in your favor in a business litigation case does not necessarily mean that you are the winner. An objective view of who won and who lost requires an analysis of the final award. A plaintiff’s verdict is a Pyrrhic victory if it is not accompanied by a...

To Remove or Not to Remove. That is the Question

A defendant who is sued in a state court forum may have the right to remove that lawsuit to the federal court in the judicial district where the state court is located. There are very specific rules that apply in this situation. First, only cases that raise federal...

Fee Agreements

When hiring an attorney for a business litigation matter, clients should realize that there are a variety of ways to approach fees. Just about every attorney will have an hourly rate and will generally be satisfied with undertaking a case for an agreement to pay that...

Insuring Business Litigation Risks

When a new client contacts me to let me know it has been served with a business or employment litigation lawsuit, one of the first questions I ask is, “Do you have insurance?” Invariably, the answer I get is, “Is there insurance for this kind of case? In a word — Yes....