Derek Howard and I wrote an article in the Oakland County Bar Association's LACHES about choosing the right mediator for your business dispute. Too often, attorneys don't do their homework when selecting a mediator. But if they take the time to find the right mediator, it can increase the likelihood of an early resolution.
“Bet-the-company” litigation refers to lawsuits that could end in a company being forced out of business. These cases are not like most commercial lawsuits because they’re not just about money, they’re about whether a company can continue to operate. The plaintiff, typically a competitor, may also seek to acquire the attacked company’s assets and intellectual property. Approximately three years ago, a Michigan company retained Joe Doerr and Derek Howard to defend a “bet-the-c