Posted by eric on May 09, 2000 at 10:36:35:
I have actually been having a lot of legal problems lately, as well. All of a sudden I’ve had about 3 or 4 skirmishes come up at once - no real reason, they’ve just come about in the course of doing business and aren’t really related to one another. In each case, I’ve been more brash than cautious, because in the past I’ve always just capitulated on the idea that it was cheaper than going to court. But now, it seems like people are just getting flat out greedy, and making threats just to shake the trees and see if any money falls out. I’ve told all of them to go jump in the lake as well, I’ve put an attorney on retainer, and I’m ready to back it up with legal action, should it become necessary. And I’ve let everyone know that. Even though all these little tiffs are for amounts below $1000, at some point handing out a couple c-notes to everyone who asks just starts to get expensive. We’ve got to draw the line somewhere. I hope that for both of us, a good offense will turn out to be the best defense.