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Litigation Less Expensive…

Litigation Less Expensive?

If your company or you have ever been embroiled in a lawsuit, you know what an expensive proposition that is.  Between legal fees and the serious drain on your time and energy, litigation can leave you feeling as though you are free falling in the g… Read More
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Injunction Junction, What…

Injunction Junction, What's Your Function?

Two weeks ago, I found myself in Wheaton, Illinois, trying to convince a DuPage County judge why he should not issue a preliminary injunction against my client.  As a young professional, my client had signed a non-competition agreement with his empl… Read More
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Refining the Fine Print

Arbitration is a dispute resolution process for resolving conflicts outside of the court system.  Like a judge, the arbitrator (or arbitration panel) renders a binding decision at the conclusion of the case.  Arbitration has sometimes been viewed a… Read More
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Success Worth “Phoning…

Success Worth “Phoning Home” About

Last month, Wright Beamer secured the dismissal of two federal cases brought under the Telephonic Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  Under the TCPA, companies are prohibited from using an “Automatic Telephone Dialing System” (“ATDS” or … Read More
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Having Your “Day in Cou…

Having Your “Day in Court” Outside of the Courtroom

According to some recent studies, less than three percent of all civil cases result in a trial.  So, if ninety-seven percent of cases are resolved before trial, what are the means by which that happens?   Enter alternative dispute resolution, or … Read More
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When a Jury Beats a Judge

When a Jury Beats a Judge

I represent a lot of companies in disputes with customers, suppliers, and employees. Conventional wisdom says that a judge or “bench trial” is preferred for a corporate defendant rather than a trial by jury. Many contracts and employment… Read More
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When Should You Take the…

When Should You Take the Deal?

I am usually the first person in any room to advocate for alternative solutions to litigation. After more than two decades of navigating legal disputes, I know that litigation can be time-consuming and expensive. And one of the most often touted alte… Read More
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Avoid Litigation Through…

Avoid Litigation Through Preparation

Litigation, while sometimes unavoidable, is an expensive and time-consuming process that can produce unpredictable results. In the context of business transactions, the best way to avoid litigation is to anticipate the potential for future problems … Read More
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Getting Down to Business…

Getting Down to Business… The Business of Business Courts, That Is

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word “litigation?” Expensive? Inefficient? Unpredictable? Effective October 17, 2012, Michigan’s Public Act 333 (“Act”) was designed to respond to these common concerns. The Act… Read More
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Director and Officer Liab…

Director and Officer Liability in the Private Sector

Shortly after my husband and I moved to our current home, I decided to take a turn sitting on our Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors. One of the first issues that arose for the board that year was a dispute from an association member who ac… Read More
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