Don't Believe Everything You See On TV


While many of you have a wealth of experience with litigation – probably more than you want – other readers have been fortunate enough to go years or even decades in business without being part of a lawsuit. Some have recently moved into a new position that puts you front-and-center for lawsuit-related discussions. Those who are new to lawsuits are frequently surprised by the reality of the law, our court system, and litigation in general.

Of course, most people understand that movies and TV shows are not accurate reflections of reality. Nevertheless, if you are one of the "newbies," media depictions and things that you hear from friends-of-friends may influence your expectations of what will happen in a lawsuit. Following are a few facts that will help you prepare for the reality of litigation.

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