Initiating Litigation for Amazon Sellers – Potential Lawsuits & Probability of Success
When you contact us, when you Google ‘Amazon lawyer’, ‘Amazon attorney’, or ‘Amazon litigation’, I think you need to know what we’re looking for as lawyers who focus on Amazon sellers, before we even accept a client or bring any lawsuit.
The first thing we’re going to look for is whether or not litigation makes financial sense.
As a business owner, any time you hire a lawyer, it should result in an anticipated profit. This is not about right or wrong. This is about business. And one of the first things we do is evaluate your case. Does this lawsuit make financial sense? Is it going to result in more money in your pocket?
The second thing we look for is the likelihood of success.
If we represent you and we start a lawsuit on your behalf (in federal or state court), what is the likelihood of success on your behalf? If we don’t think we’re going to win at the end of the day, there’s no point in bringing that lawsuit. The lawsuit has to benefit you as the seller, not the law firm. So what is the likelihood of success on the merits of your case?
The last thing we look at is if we’re successful, do you have a place to collect money?
If you’re suing for money damages and there’s no place to collect at the end of the day, there was no point in bringing that litigation at all.
So those are the three things that Neil and I are going to evaluate in that very first conversation with you.
Number one, does it make financial sense for you to bring litigation? Number two, what is the likelihood of your success on the merits of the case? And number three, if you win that case, is there a place to collect your money?