Most smart businesspersons spread out accounts payable to lessen the impact and ease the pain. As a result, large up front litigation costs can sound a lot less appealing than a few thousand a month over a longer period of time.
There is something peculiar, even troubling, about text messages. They're quick, easy and informal. They seem to cause even the most cautious businesspeople to let their guard down. They seem to have a way of causing people to say things they wouldn't otherwise say.
Businessmen are typically aware of a breach of contract, how to identify it when it happens, when to seek out a lawyer and what to expect in the lawsuit process.