Litigation is expensive. This will come as no surprise to anyone faced with the unenviable task of managing a legal department budget. What begins as a seemingly discrete matter can quickly and easily transform into something bigger as matters proceed towards trial. Unforeseen developments almost invariably arise, requiring a response involving an unexpected expenditure for additional legal resources. This unpredictability poses a particular problem in deciding whether to advance or defend a claim. One must constantly ask whether the amounts to be potentially recovered or saved are worth the uncertainty in cost of bringing a matter to trial. Even if liability is established, a successful plaintiff may be left with little more than a pyrrhic victory, depending on how damages are assessed and quantified. For those tasked with making these difficult decisions, the choice to proceed with litigation may seem, at times, like a high-stakes roll of the dice.