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Protect Yourself from Business Lawsuits

Protect Yourself from Business Lawsuits

An Employee's Guide to Avoiding Workplace Liability

Corporate litigation has spun out of control and can cost up to 10 percent of overall earnings. Changes in the law enabling lawyers to mount business tort claims have caused damages to soar sky-high. In this groundbreaking book, Thomas Schweich, a pioneer in the field of preventive law, turns the tables and offers managers and all employees who act as agents a manual for avoiding the mistakes that could land them in court.
In comprehensible layman's terms, Schweich shows employees from companies of all kinds and sizes how to avoid lawsuits by analyzing the Eight Big Mistakes that can lead to litigation, with examples culled from his experiences at Bryan Cave, LLP, leaders in preventive law.
This book will benefit all employees -- from the CEO of a major corporation to the average deal-making employee. An invaluable tool for avoiding workplace liability, Protect Yourself from Business Lawsuits is a must-read for every businessperson.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684856551 | 
  • March 2000
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PART ONE: A System Out of Control

"Litigation" is a term that encompasses the lengthy process of filing a lawsuit, developing information about the other side's case, preparing the case for trial, trying the case before a judge or jury and, if necessary, appealing the verdict or judgment to a higher court.

More than ever before, both you and everyone in your company have a strong vested interest in avoiding this arduous process. If you own a small company, protecting yourself from lawsuits may even be the key to survival. During the next several years, corporations will value much more highly than in the past those employees who... see more

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