Litigation is the term used to describe the process of resolving a dispute between two people within the confines of the legal system. When one party feels that someone else harmed them they might hire a lawyer to resolve the situation and/or bring them whole again. Before a lawsuit is filed in courts it is typical that the lawyer will send the other party a demand letter. The demand letter explains what the issue is and what the lawyer’s client expects to happen in order to resolve their case and/or what amount of money they should be compensated. Most litigation cases are resolved through a negotiation of the demand letter.
If a lawsuit is filed both parties have a right to know all of the information about the case, which is the discovery phase. When the case is heard before a judge both parties will make their case and the judge will render his judgment.
Karl Heideck of Philadelphia is a lawyer who has seven years of experience as a litigator. His current position is at the legal firm Grant & Eisenhofer, PA where he is a Contract Attorney. Karl Heideck’s work at the firm is primarily focused on the discovery phase of the cases that his firm is handling. His cases generally involve allegations of securities fraud and other banking litigation.
As he enjoys educating others, Karl Heideck has an official blog where he teaches people some of the basics about litigation. In one recent blog posting, he described the process and explained exactly what litigation is. In another blog posting, Karl Heideck went into further detail about litigation and how it effects institutions and the rule of law.
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