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At a recent settlement conference in federal court, the presiding judge read both parties a quote at the start of the process and asked the parties to name the source of the quote.

Here’s the quote:

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Any guesses? 
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Lately, the concept of how much a employment litigation costs has come up time and again — whether in providing budgets to clients, or discussing settlement, or in the context of managing a case.  

And the fact is that for employers, defending an employment matter in state or federal court has gotten very expensive.