How to Protect Your Small Business From Frivolous Lawsuits

Protection from Frivolous Lawsuits

Frivolous Lawsuits

A frivolous lawsuit is one that is filed with the intention of harassing, annoying or disturbing the opposite party. More often than not, the plaintiff knows the lawsuit does not stand a very good chance in court. For small businesses, the frivolous lawsuit is a common problem with very real consequences.

Even the most absurd case bears little to no risk for the opposing trial attorneys and their clients. Big business has the financial means to shield itself from frivolous litigation. What about the small business owner?

There are various types of frivolous lawsuits. More than half of all civil lawsuits target small businesses, each year. As a result, most small business owners fear being targeted by a frivolous lawsuit. They end up settling them simply to avoid higher court costs. That money comes out of their own pockets. The more they earn, the more they spend on such lawsuits.

How do I protect myself from frivolous lawsuits?

The short answer is to contact an experienced, reputable business law attorney. It helps to know your company’s possible areas of vulnerability. A business law attorney is experienced in employment law, intellectual property, contracts and much more.

Employment law covers matters of harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. Your intellectual property (IP), like any property, is subject to theft. Unlike physical property, IP must especially be protected from unintentional theft.

Contracts, of course, must be managed from inception to execution and beyond. As long as there are trees to destroy, it will not really be a paperless existence, but when it comes to information, electronic storage is the only way to go. It could be stored on a drive or in a cloud, but its protection is still key to preventing lawsuits. Finally, a business law attorney will help you establish internal controls to prevent employee fraud.

A business law attorney can discuss and start taking proper precautions in terms of quality control of your products, services, facility maintenance and staff behavior. That attorney can talk about purchasing property or liability insurance (from an authorized insurance representative). It is all in the name of avoiding the cost of frivolous litigation.  Schedule an appointment with ​this office today, and you will be off and running in the right direction to start protecting your business and its operation. 

The Law Office of H. Benjamin Sharlin LLC

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