EARLY CASE ASSESSMENT (ECA) FOR ACCOUNTING MALPRACTICE ALLEGATIONS
For plaintiffs and defendants, deciding whether to pursue or settle an accounting malpractice claim hinges on understanding the facts of a case at the earliest possible opportunity.
At FSS, we systematically investigate and expertly assess accounting malpractice allegations through a process known as early case assessment, or ECA. This process helps plaintiffs, defendants, and their counsel decide if an allegation of accounting malpractice represents a viable claim.
ECA: SAVING TIME AND MONEY
An ECA allows our clients save time and money on costly e-discovery and litigation activities. For plaintiffs, ECA can help determine if a case will be strong enough to pursue. On the defense side, an ECA can help determine whether an early settlement may be the best course of action.
Through ECAs, we reduce the amount of data needed to the least number of documents possible. Using this information, we provide analysis and recommendations that allow our clients to quickly determine how to proceed—thus saving time and money.
HELPING YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION
During an early case assessment, we focus on building a set of key criteria, including:
- pinpointing important issues in the case that will help determine whether or not to pursue or defend an accounting claim;
- determining how much relevant data a client may have on hand pertaining to the case;
identifying critical documents that should be retained or accounted for as part of the litigation process;
- estimating the potential costs of litigation or savings that may accrue from pursuing a settlement.
Using these criteria, our clients are able to make an informed decision about the future of a potential case and about whether they should expend their resources to pursue it through discovery and trial.
AN APPROACH TAILORED FOR EACH CLIENT
Each case assessment is unique and requires an approach tailored to the client. Once you schedule a call with an expert, we can discuss with you our proprietary financial investigation methods to guide you with options based on your access and data availability for our investigation.
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