We represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in North Carolina. If you are a Defendant, you know that being served with a lawsuit can be a very stressful event. You need to take stock of your situation and evaluate your options before the situation gets out of control. Generally, you must answer or otherwise plead within 30 days of having been served with the complaint. Failure to address the complaint may result in a default judgment being entered against you. You cannot ignore a lawsuit.
If you are a Plaintiff, you understand that sometimes contracts are breached and customers don’t pay their statements. There are time limits on these types of actions, so you should act sooner rather than later.
Keep in mind that every business dispute does not have to end up in a lawsuit, and a lawsuit should never be your first action. Lawsuits are expensive and time consuming for both sides, so you need to examine other options such as mediation or arbitration when feasible.
Contact Roth Law Group today at (919) 410-8107 to discuss your legal options on how to deal with your business dispute.