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Preventing Litigation by William Inmon, Nelson Brestoff

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Chapter 8

What Is Preventive Law?

The primary reason each of the first four people whom we asked to join our Board of Advisors said yes was that they had some connection to ­Professor Brown or his teachings.

So what is preventive law? You already know it by various sayings and proverbs:

“It usually costs less to avoid getting into trouble than to pay for getting out of trouble.”

—Louis M. Brown (1909–1996)1

“There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great ­efficiency that which should not be done at all.”

—Peter F. Drucker2

“It is best to win without fighting.”

—Sun Tzu3

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

—Benjamin Franklin4

This last proverb is well known to all of us, even in our digital ...

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