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Most Employment Law Matters Do Not Proceed at the Pace of Courtroom Television Dramas

/ 08/17/2010

When an employee and employer find themselves in a dispute, they often bring in legal counsel to help resolve their differences.  Many times, employment law counsel can help the parties settle disputes quickly.  But if it appears that the parties are not going to resolve their issues before one party files a lawsuit, the parties may be in for a long legal battle.

Employees and employers who are new to litigation may not realize that an actual employment-related controversy does not proceed at the same rapid pace as a legal controversy depicted on television. In fact, litigation is often a long and tedious process with built-in delays.  For example, in Texas, a defendant has at least twenty days to answer a lawsuit and, in most situations, opposing parties have at least thirty days to respond to written discovery requests.  Some clients may feel frustrated that not much activity occurs while waiting for the other side to answer the lawsuit or respond to discovery requests, but the time frames established by the rules of civil procedure are designed to allow each party adequate time to investigate and address the matters at issue.

To speak to an attorney about employment-related legal issues, contact the lawyers at the Dallas employment law firm of Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP at [email protected]

Press Release Contact Information:


Clouse Dunn
Khoshbin LLP

214.220.3833 ( fax)
[email protected]

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