Part 1: Settle or Go to Trial?
In your opinion, why do you think Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin decided to settle their trademark infringement lawsuit out of court instead of going to trial? (125 words minimum.)
Part 2: Litigation, Arbitration, or Mediation?
Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin eventually settled their civil cases out of court. But what if they had been unable to reach an out-of-court settlement. If you were in Joe Exotic’s or Carol Baskin’s shoes, what method of dispute resolution would you prefer to resolve your differences: (a) ordinary civil litigation (e.g. a “jury trial”), (b) binding arbitration, or (c) some form of voluntary mediation? Be sure to explain both the advantages and disadvantages of your preferred method of dispute resolution. (200 words minimum.)