I’ve recently heard from three different contractors with problems from the past. They let the problems go dormant without solving them, and now the same problems have reared their ugly heads and threaten to bite these contractors right in their Assets.
If you have a problem either now or in your past, whether it is a dispute, lawsuit, arbitration, whatever, get it resolved. Don’t ignore it in hopes it will go away. That doesn’t happen. Remember, bureaucrats need to keep files open for job security. They won’t forget the complaint that was filed against you some four or five years ago.
It always comes back to haunt you. Fix whatever is wrong as soon as you can and put it to bed. Be done with the past and save yourself and your company a ton of grief.