Amber Morton Authors Article in Progressive Grocer on How to Survive a Lawsuit
The increase of lawsuits in the supermarket industry can be intimidating to store operators. In the Progressive Grocer article, “How Supermarkets Can Get Through a Lawsuit … Alive”, Attorney Amber Morton details the best approach when handling a lawsuit.
Ms. Morton advises store operators to “review your document retention policies and ensure you are retaining all documents.” If you have deleted or lost any significant documents, it can cause additional legal hassles. It is also imperative that you notify your attorney of the suit as soon as possible in order to ensure the necessary time needed to evaluate the claim.
Once an attorney is retained, he or she can assist you through the discovery process, as well as prepare you for the courtroom, if necessary. Ms. Morton adds, “By being informed of the legal process in advance of the suit and following the rules for responses during, you and your attorney can resolve the matter in the best, most effective manner for you.”
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