Original Program: When the Walls Come Tumblin' Down...:Preparing for and Confronting Construction Defect Litigation in North Carolina (2018 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting), September 28-29, 2018
Regardless of the type of legal practice that one focuses upon, litigation and the prospects of success in litigation should always be a consideration for the attorney deciding whether to represent a particular client.
Litigation can be extremely expensive and time consuming for the attorney and the client. While there are certainly claims or cases where an aggrieved party is only seeking justice or vindication from a jury, those types of cases are rare.
More frequently, the client’s initial demand to proceed at all costs because “it’s the principle of the matter” falls flat when the client’s victory in court is hollowed out by the reality that the judgment in uncollectable.
Unless your client is Croesus every case should consider its costs versus ultimate benefit.
Session topics include:
- Perspective from an insurance coverage counsel
- How to draft pleadings to trigger coverage – what to include and what to avoid
- What insurance issues to consider in posturing your case
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