Dale & Eke is taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously.  So, for the purpose of maintaining social distancing under CDC guidelines and to promote the health and safety of our clients, visitors and staff and reduce the spread of COVID-19, our physical office will be closed until further notice.

For the time being we are limiting all in-office meetings to those clients and potential clients who are not feeling ill or who have not shown signs of illness.  However, we are recommending that, unless you make other arrangements with your attorney, all client and potential client meetings occur via telephone or video conferencing.  If you have any paperwork for us that you need to drop off, please use the mail slot outside of the front door to our office.

We can still be reached at our office telephone number (317-844-7400). Your call will be answered by our office phone system and you may leave a voicemail in the general mailbox or with a specific attorney. All voicemails left in the general mailbox will be routed to the requested attorney or staff.

You may also email the firm through its website at  www.daleeke.com.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and adjust procedures as necessary.  Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our attorneys and staff, is our highest priority.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

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Business lawsuits and your company’s reputation

If your business is facing litigation, you need to prepare for the many different ways in which the case could affect your company, not only in the days, weeks and months ahead but also from a long-term standpoint. For example, these lawsuits sometimes result in serious and even irreparable damage to a company’s reputation, which carries a number of consequences.

It is vital to understand the different ways in which legal action threatens your business and do everything in your power to minimize the repercussions that could arise as a result of the case. According to the US Courts’ site, business litigation is very costly and firms spend billions of dollars every year as a result of lawsuits.

Reviewing the impact of a damaged reputation due to business litigation

When a business is unable to secure a favorable outcome in court, the fallout is often very damaging in terms of the firm’s reputation. In fact, even when false allegations are tossed out in the courtroom, businesses often suffer due to a damaged reputation. A shattered reputation not only causes hardships in the near future, such as dealing with negative press and scathing reviews, but it can present serious challenges down the road, such as losing partnerships and declining sales.

Reviewing strategies to protect your company’s reputation

In some instances, a business’s reputation is affected to such an extent that the owner decides to close the doors for good. Try to prevent these hardships by safeguarding your company’s reputation and securing a favorable end result in court. In addition to preparing for litigation carefully, it is sometimes a good idea to address these issues in a public manner and explain the situation to staff members, partners, clients and customers.