Tag Archives: litigation

Ben Affleck and a lesson in issue management

It’s one of the oldest questions in issue management. Do we respond to the issue, or will taking action simply “give it oxygen” Sometimes this question is merely an excuse not to get involved when you should. But Ben Affleck has … Continue reading

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How legal action can prolong a reputational crisis

One of the under-rated risks of issues and crises is long term reputational damage – sometimes very long term, and sometimes the result of legal action. This was highlighted earlier this month when an American judge ruled that BP’s Gulf … Continue reading

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Courts are no place to resolve issues

McDonald’s Australia has taken on a legal battle in a small Victorian town which will test whether the court really is a smart place to fight a controversial issue.  And it will test the wisdom of a multinational suing individuals … Continue reading

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Common sense trumps common law

When your new CEO is suddenly dumped after just ten weeks and sues you for $7 million, that can be a potential reputational crisis. But the experience of Australian clothing retailer Country Road helps demonstrate that the law court is … Continue reading

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