The costs associated with bringing a lawsuit can add up very quickly, and are not always justified. Every client believes they have the winning hand at the beginning of litigation. However, after commencing an action and enduring paper discovery, depositions, and motion practice – a process that can take years – a client may begin to have doubts about the strength of their case. Such doubts can arise even on the eve of trial, after a considerable amount of time and money has been spent preparing for court. Rather than wait for such a feeling to occur, a client would do well to consider the advantages of bifurcating their case.
Ever wonder what happens to your favorite characters after the movie ends? Want to take those characters and put them in your own movie? If you are not careful, you might find yourself and your “fan film” facing a federal lawsuit.