If you work hard and play by the rules, you shouldn’t have to worry about a lawsuit ruining your business. Unfortunately, thanks to our sue-happy culture and greedy plaintiffs’ lawyers, even the most honest business owners need to be concerned about litigation.
Take the case of family owned Brint Construction. In 2011, a client of Brint Construction, James Keene, inquired about installing an elevator in his beach house. Tim Byrom, the owner of Brint Construction, told Keene that the installation of an elevator would cost about $20,000. Keene then contacted a separate company on his own, independent of any communication with Byrom, and had the company install a cargo lift.