If you are unfamiliar with the litigation process, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney. Our firm provides you with the information you need to make smart decisions and maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Litigation is a fact of life for all corporations, and cooperatives are no different. You will be sued. You will find it necessary to sue. Thus, it is imperative that you learn how to plan for litigation effectively.
Preparing for a Lawsuit
New federal and state court rules now provide for electronic discovery. That means opposing counsel has a right to access your cellphone records, e-mail, social media posts and other e-communications. With that in mind, it is important to be aware of your electronic fingerprint. Monitor your language and subject matter at all times. A failure to do so could be damaging to the cooperative.
Always take steps to preserve evidence, even if no case is currently pending. Lawsuits can happen months or even years following the incident in question. This means that you must keep sound records at all times.
If you are a defendant and you are insured, it is vital that you voice your wishes. Do not simply let the insurance company settle the matter on its own. Doing so places you at risk for further lawsuits if others decide to jump on a similar bandwagon.
If you are a plaintiff, involve an attorney as soon as possible. At Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., our nationwide housing cooperative litigation attorneys will build a strong case on your behalf by launching an investigation and gathering appropriate evidence.
Our Cooperative Dispute Litigation Attorneys Are Here for You
We have more than a century of combined experience addressing the legal needs of housing cooperatives and their boards. Whether your dispute is with a management agency, vendor, member or other individual or entity, our lawyers have the skills and resources necessary to successfully resolve your case. Contact us today at our offices in Chicago and Greater Detroit.