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fight or flight

INTRODUCTION

Here’s a question: what slogan best describes American business today? An obvious choice is the ominous “sue the bastard!” – a threat heard across America every day. Many believe it was coined by an irate businessman, an angry consumer or an excited lawyer. But in fact, litigation is now such an integral part of American life and business that just about anyone with a grievance – however slight – is likely to threaten to go to their nearest lawyer.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • To an observer, it seems Americans love litigation. Going to court is as natural for Americans as stopping by Starbucks for coffee. And it all harks back to the inherent American sense of justice and individual rights, borne of the country’s ...

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