“SO, WHY SHOULD I SETTLE MY LEGAL DISPUTE?” HERE ARE 6 REASONS:
Before you (or, if you are a lawyer or paralegal, your clients) say “no!” to settling a lawsuit (or pending lawsuit), carefully consider the reasons for saying “yes!”:
There are no “slam-dunks”. Every case is risky. If you can’t accept that your case, or any part of it, is too strong to fail then at least accept that sometimes (just sometimes) the judge or jury “gets it wrong”. Therefore, even if you are certain, lawsuits are inherently uncertain. Settling on terms which are short of your (and the other side’s) best-case scenario is rational since: a) A 3rd party decision maker is taken out of the equation, leaving those who know their own case best to craft the outcome, and b) No one suffers their worst-case scenario at Court.