OPPS AGAIN! THE FINAL MISSING PIECE OF CHAPTER 3. THIS IS OUR FIRST ATTEMPT AT PRESENTING A BOOK IN SERIAL FORM, WE MADE MISTAKES,
BLOOD ON BROWN WATER Continued, Chapter 3 Installment 6
Heading For Court
As Tidewater continued to dither and delay, the lawsuit moved closer to a showdown in Federal District Court
in New Orleans. As a large corporation, Tidewater has access to the best legal talent money can buy. However, when the case reaches court, the facts of a case and the law become determining factors. Issues that can have monetary value are tagged with a dollar amount. An attorney must always seek the best possible settlement for his client. In doing so, he may have to make all sorts of compromises based on his best legal judgment as to how his case is developing. In many cases, the
defendant (e.g., Tidewater) will make a settlement offer. If that offer is acceptable to the plaintiff (e.g., Preston Joseph) then the case will be settled and dismissed by the judge.
Out-of-Court Settlements Receive Little Publicity
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