Litigation can be a very lengthy process, based on the parties involved and how quickly they can reach a resolution. There are four steps in the litigation process. The time between each step depends on the parties actions.
The first step is “pleadings.” Pleadings explain both sides of the dispute, according to each party that’s involved. The litigation process begins with the filing of the complaint. The complaint details what the defendant did that caused harm to the plaintiff and the legal reasoning for holding the defendant responsible.
The defendant is allowed a specific amount of time to respond to the complaint. The answer explains the defendant’s side of the dispute. The defendant is also allowed to file counter-claims against the plaintiff. When this part of the process is completed, the issues to be resolved by the court have been defined.
The second step is discovery. Discovery is the step, in which both sides gather information from each other or from experts and witnesses. Merits of claims and defenses are assesed by the lawyer through research of the law, document review and witness reviews. During this step,the parties involved use motions to call on the court to rule or act in a certain way. They mostly revolve around laws or facts in the case.
The final step is the trial. During this phase, the parties involved present evidence defending their claims. Some of these trials are decided by the judge himself, without the use of a jury. The party that wins, attempts to convince the judge to order the other side to pay the winning party’s costs.
One of the masters of the litigation process is Karl Heideck. Karl Heideck is a litigation lawyer from Philadelphia. Heideck is skilled in the areas of legal writing, corporate law, product liability and commercial litigation.
Heideck has been practicing for over 10 years. He received a JD in 2009 at Templeton University. He received a BA in education. Karl Heideck gained a lot of experience filing complaints in Philadelphia. He has hands on experience with the litigation process.
Bruce Levenson is most famous for owning the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and for a few years the Atlanta Thrashers as well. He and Ed Peskowitz had bought the team back in 2004 and owned them until 2015 when they made a large $850 million sale to Tony Ressler and Company. Levenson was also on the NBA Board of Governors that represented the Atlanta Hawks during those 12 years as owner.
Prior to owning an NBA team, Levenson got his bachelor’s degree from Washington University and then attended law school at American University. He originally started out in journalism by working for the Washington Star, and then in a few years started his own publishing business with his friend Ed Peskowitz. That business became United Communications Group (UCG), beginning in a small apartment and then growing into a multinational company with offices all over the globe. UCG was originally focused on the oil industry, but they’ve become more of a technology news and updates publication company.
Levenson’s non-profit endeavors include supporting several Jewish-American organizations such as SEED Foundation and Birthright Israel and being a trustee at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Levenson took the entire Atlanta Hawks’ team and coaches to the museum to hear his mother-in-law’s account of the event in 2014. Levenson has also served on the boards of Hoop Dreams and Community Foundation.
Mr. Sparks starts out with the following quote. He says that if he is in, than he is completely in all the way until the end. Focus is absolutely critical in any business or venture. Marc Sparks says that it is far too easy to lose focus and fail because of lack of focus. You can get derailed just by the coming and goings of everyday life. Losing focus can lead to failure in business Spreading out investments into too many businesses is another reason why entrepreneurs and investors fail alike. Rather it is best to focus on one or two businesses and make sure they succeed.
The first point Marc Sparks makes in his outline is to make sure that your visual cues actually convey a message or stand for something in your business. Venture capitalists like himself do not appreciate pointless graphics or images that have no real purpose or meaning. To him such images are a waste of time and show that you are just dressing up your idea or business rather than actually explaining what it is or what it can do.
The second point Marc Sparks stresses is to use real data and information. This means that you use real facts, figures and statistics that prove your business is successful or is growing. Use data and scientific research to show that an idea is valid or that an opportunity exists. By using facts and stats that are true and accurate, you can really bring home a venture capitalist like himself.
Another thing that many presenters to venture capitalists seem to miss is the importance of keeping the presentation simple. Far too many make their presentations complex and think this strategy will somehow win them over. That is actually contrary to the truth. Keep the presentation simple and to the point. Venture capitalists will be able to spot any info they need themselves. There is no need to walk them through every detail. A venture capitalist can always follow up with questions if he or she is more interested in a project.
The last point that Marc Sparks urges people to keep in mind when doing a presentation is to bring out the entire team. This means that you show or at least give credit to your entire team that helped you build the business or develop that product. Venture capitalists want to and like to see what is behind a business. You also want to show your passion, emotion and hard work to the venture capitalists. What better way to do that then by showcasing your team that has built your company.
Securus Technologies is dubbed an industry leader in providing innovative civil and criminal justice technology solutions of various types. The primary emphasis of Securus Technologies is on creating and implementing solutions that are designed to address a variety of objective. These include criminal investigation, public safety, corrections, and offender monitoring.
Securus Technologies announced that it won a prestigious Gold Stevie® Award. Securus Technologies won the award in the Best Customer Service Training Department category. 2017 marks the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are considered by many to be the top honors bestowed anywhere in the world for customer service. Securus Technologies is pleased with this significant distinction.
The 2017 awards presentation was conducted at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. Hundreds of executives from businesses the world over attended the ceremony.
When it comes go the 2017 awards, over 2,300 nominations were submitted. A total of 77 respected professionals served as judges. They were responsible for reviewing and scoring the nominations.
A prime consideration in regard to the award is an analysis of the the impact a nominee like Securus Technologies has on the community and the general public. A prime goal of Securus Technologies, through its services, products and solutions, is enhancing public safety.
Judges also focus on a company’s customer service regimen. Part of the consideration is on how a company like Securus Technologies identifies and rectifies problems. There is also a consideration of whether a nominee demonstrates improvement in customer service operations from one year to the next.
Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. The company provides comprehensive services, products and solutions to over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies throughout North America. In addition, the company serves the needs of over 1.2 million North American inmates.