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Lawsuit Analysis / Glossary

General Damages

General damages, such as pain and suffering and punitive damages, are not specific or easily calculated. Actual damages are more concrete and easily calculated.

Demand Letter

A formal letter sent before suing someone demanding payment by a date certain, describing how you arrived at your numbers and advising that if payment is not received, a lawsuit will be filed.  The letter should be coupled with an Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreement if there is not already one.

See our Resource page demand letter resource and our Store page demand letter coach for more.

Lawsuit Analyzer©

Lawsuit Analyzer©  is the legal feasibility system featured on this site consisting of 7 phases: Legal Evaluation, Damages Assessment, Legal Options Assessment, Collectability Assessment, Comprehensive Case Analysis, Feasibility Assessment, and Forum Assessment.


Binding Arbitration

Binding arbitration is an out-of-court procedure for resolving disputes in which a specially trained lawyer officiates the hearing which is like a trial in some ways but proceeds expeditiously, with less formality and expense.  It is referred to as binding arbitration as the award is binding and has the same effect as a court judgment.

See our Arbitration ResourceArbitration Coach, and Arbitration Mechanics for more.



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