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April 13, 2007

Justin Patten: The "Iceberg Costs" of Litigation

My firm loves business litigation and trials--and prefers defendants. But some of our clients need to sue. Our rule #1 of litigation and first advice for clients is always (seriously): just don't do it--even if you have the best facts, law and resources. You don't need to put it in writing to your client; you just say it, and you say it more than a few times during the decision-making process leading up to suit. You really have a discussion. See my friend Justin Patten's Memo to Clients on this subject at his well-regarded Human Law site. Justin gets it.

Posted by JD Hull at April 13, 2007 11:59 PM


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