John B. Henry

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  • Thursday, May 1, 2008
    More plaintiffs are suing corporate America and winning large recoveries. Plaintiffs enjoy a competitive advantage: they don't pay lawyers by the hour. Plaintiffs' bar is compensated on a contingency basis, only taking cases where the plaintiff has a good chance to win.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Litigation cost is a heavy burden on Fortune 500 corporations. (See Fortune 500: The Total Cost Of Litigation Estimated At One-Third Profits, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel February 2008, p. 28.) As one industry after another is targeted, corporations use their balance sheets to absorb the growing cost, only buying insurance against catastrophic...
  • Saturday, March 1, 2008
    Management requires measurement. Managing litigation cost starts with knowing what a corporation spends on its litigation portfolio. Most corporations do not measure the total cost of litigation. (See Fortune 500: The Total Cost Of Litigation Estimated At One-Third Profits, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel February 2008, p. 28) The cost of defending...
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
    Editor's Note: This article sets forth findings based on litigation data compiled by eLawForum over the last eight years. The high cost of litigation and small percentage of cases that actually go to trial is to some degree attributable to litigation delays and uncertainties resulting from under-funded court systems and the failure of some states to...