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The timeframe to litigate a case from start to finish varies.

Some cases can be resolved quickly, such as in a few weeks or months. However, other cases may take years to conclude.

Influencing factors

Factors that can influence the length of litigation depend on the case’s complexity, whether it goes to trial, and the involved parties’ schedules.

Cases that are resolved without going to trial often take less time, such as through mediation or if a demand letter is agreed to.

Cases that go to trial typically take over a year since you’ll need to account for the court’s time and timeframes. For instance, the trial date is often set for several months in the future. There may also be unexpected delays or appeals, adding additional weeks, months, or even years.

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