What are alternatives to litigation?

Consider “Walking Away”

Is resolving your dispute through a formal process necessary? Are you committed to the cause and prepared to dedicate a significant portion of your time and resources to fight for something valuable? If the infringement isn’t something that is significantly impacting your business, it may be best to simply walk away. SueEasy strives to help businesses find the best course of action, whether it means filing a lawsuit, crafting a settlement or licensing agreement, or simply walking away.

Consider Mediation

Mediation is a friendly way to resolve disputes. Running a business has always involved a certain degree of worry and anxiety, but disputes add their own special layer of aggravation. Disagreements occur all the time between businesses, but when discussions reach an impasse, you may start to feel like the proverbial wheel in a rut—frustratingly unable to move forward with your business, or with your life.

Resolving disputes through litigation can be rancorous and costly. It generally means communication has irretrievably broken down between two parties. The bad feelings and energy expended can be toxic to your business. Before resorting to litigation, it may make sense to try something different.

Mediation can be a very effective way to find common ground between two businesses that disagree. There is no formal judge or arbitrator. In fact, there is no passing of judgment at all. A neutral third party helps both sides discuss their differences in a confidential and non-confrontational setting. In mediation, there are no winners or losers; the goal is to find a solution that makes everyone happy.

At SueEasy, we understand that lost time translates into lost opportunity for your business. That’s why we focus on timely and affordable solutions. SueEasy’s law firm LegalForce RAPC Worldwide has a number of attorneys trained as mediators, providing a structured but informal environment to help transform conflict into consensus.

Consider Arbitration

Arbitration is a private way to litigate a case. Arbitration is like litigation in that it is binding. However, it is private and less formal. This means you don’t have to go before a judge or jury to resolve your dispute. On the downside, arbitration can be expensive as you and the defendant have to pay equally for the arbirator, who often charges $500 or more.

If you want to explore a 1 hour private mediation or arbitration in lieu of litigation, SueEasy offers 1 hour consultations with an attorney who can explore medaition options with you for $300.00