Escargot and Employee Lawsuits: Texas Lawyer

Texas Lawyer has signed up Alan Bush and Lee Winkelman as freelance contributors.  Their latest article, "Escargot and Employee Lawsuits," appeared there on December 7, 2016. 

Here's what Alan and Lee had to say about what escargot and employee lawsuits have in common:

Escargot and employee lawsuits – both are often best gulped down, holding your nose. Squaring off against a single employee is tougher than it sounds. Damages may be relatively low. But defensive attorney’s fees can eat in-house counsel alive, which might make larger settlement numbers look tempting. Traditional discovery and summary judgment can run up the tab fast. What if the lawsuit could be KO’ed faster?

Read the full article for more.  In it, Alan and Lee lay out some practical thoughts on:

  • How to convince plaintiff’s counsel, ASAP, that the case isn’t worth his time; and
  • How litigation activities can be staged for maximum impact.