Corporate Attorneys Brace For Jump In Litigation

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 10:44 PM EDT) -- Many corporate attorneys are bracing for a swell of new lawsuits in the coming year, in part because the sour economy continues to send companies to court for debt collection and regulatory scrutiny, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.

According to the survey, released Thursday, 42 percent of respondents said they expected to see their companies face an increase in legal disputes in the next 12 months. That's up from about a third of attorneys surveyed in 2008.

“Generally, litigation rises in...
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