Many construction industry and business owners get into one or the other disputes. There are many reasons why they need to sue someone or other businesses, including damage to business reputation or property, money owed and illegal actions, among others. Nobody likes to get into a legal battle, but in reality it becomes unavoidable at times.
Before you decide to opt for litigation, there are few basic facts you should be aware of. There are some pros and cons associated with litigation, based on the nature of the dispute. Where a legal case is inevitable, litigation has been the preferred method compared to arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Here are some key benefits that highlight why litigation is considered as the powerful tool in dispute resolution.
Since the litigation process is conducted via courts, all the things are documented in the public record, thereby offering a clear line in the final judgement. You may doubt how it can benefit, as having any kind of debate visible to public can damage your business’s reputation. Though it’s one side of the argument, while on the other hand methods such as arbitration may offer privacy, but there is no guarantee on sealing the information from the public domain. Litigation offers a clear platform, setting straight of the record that doesn’t cause reputational damage.
Dealing outside the court can become headache when the opposition party is uncooperative. It’s easy to solve problems with litigation as it comes with court-mandated requirements and deadlines that are hard to ignore. Moreover, litigation comes handy when you’ve a multi-party dispute.
One of the main advantages of litigation is that it lets you to point to previous verdicts in similar cases. Knowing the precedent can help you to bolster your argument. It will also help your lawyer to move the case fast, where you need not worry about similar spurious claims made against your business.
Appeals and evidence
If you are on the winning side, appeals may not be that useful, but it definitely comes handy when taking an impartial view.
Presenting evidence has become stricter in courts and if you’ve a strong case, there is no room for conjecture or speculation. It’s also worth considering that such cases are solved quickly.
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