Law360, New York (February 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The strategic decisions made early in a case determine not only the overall expense of the lawsuit, but also strongly influence whether the case will settle favorably or early. The usual strategies — keep all theories open and fluid for as long as possible and leave no stone unturned in discovery — virtually guarantee expensive litigation and no possibility of early settlement.
Identify Core Issues
Successful trial lawyers recognize the need at trial to explain their claims or defenses simply. They recognize that they jeopardize this...
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