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The Evaluation of Cases is a Critical Element of Litigation Management

The "process" costs of managing litigation receive a great deal of attention. While such costs can be controlled, a larger target of companies' efforts to reduce or control expense consists of the outcomes of disputes and litigation. Avoiding one or two adverse results (e.g., a jury verdict or a large settlement involving a payment to the other party) will more than outweigh much process cost.

For that reason, law departments should devote more attention to improving their evaluation of disputes and litigation, for a careful analysis of risk and reward in that context is necessary to support proper management of the matter.

Law Dept MgmtSteve Lauer