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Litigation can be difficult for small businesses to manage

Major corporate entities often staff dozens, if not hundreds, of attorneys to manage the many legal disputes that arise within and outside of the entity's organization. However, small businesses in New Jersey often are not so lucky and may only consult with legal counsel when they are pressed by legal challenges they do not understand. When a small business finds itself facing business litigation, it can be a hard for a business owner to know what to do.

In many cases, one of the best first steps that a business can take is to find a corporate legal professional to assist on the lawsuit. At the very least, a business law attorney can review any documents that a business owner receives with him to explain his rights, responsibilities and options with regard to the lawsuit. A business lawyer can help a business owner understand the timeline under which the person must work in order to respond to the lawsuit and can communicate with the suing party on behalf of the person's client. Businesses that are being sued should not communicate with those who have instigated litigation against them and lawyers can help provided a needed buffer.

Additionally, business owners should consult with their business insurance providers to learn if their litigation costs could be paid for by their entity's insurance policies. While not all types of insurance will cover the costs of litigation, it is important for businesses to investigate this possibility early in the litigation process before they begin to incur significant expenses.

Finally, the owners of businesses that have been sued should remember to be open and honest with their lawyers. Any business lawsuit can be difficult to get through but the appearance of impropriety can create even more difficulties for a struggling small business. While this post is provided to help business owners understand the importance of addressing pending business litigation it is not intended to stand as legal advice. Readers may want to speak with their own legal counselors about their specific business litigation needs.

Source: Business News Daily, "You're Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit," Nicole Fallon Taylor, Jan. 14, 2016

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