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Legal Guide

Legal Guide

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Summary of a legal guide hope you gain a wealth of knowledge
Summary of a legal guide hope you gain a wealth of knowledge

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Published by: amm7 on Feb 14, 2009
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04/14/2013

 
Copyright 2001Simply Media, Inc.Lincoln, MA 01773-0481www.simplymedia.com
Deaver Brown,
 Author 
Brown co-founded the Umbroller stroller company, American Power(APCC), and Simply Media. He published
The Entrepreneurs Guide 
with Macmillan in hardcover and Ballantine in mass market paperback.He published a business series of CD-ROM’s with Macmillan andanother series with Simply Media. Brown graduated from HarvardCollege and Harvard Business School. He has published numerousarticles in trade journals and business magazines.
Beat Lawyers At Their Own Game
 
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Legal Survival Kit
 About the
Survival Kit
Series
Our Survival Kits are designed to be quick, concise, and mucheasier to read than most reference books. As in true wildernesssurvival kits, the key to success is limiting your materials to theleast amount of weight necessary. This provides users with fast,light, yet complete packs, and ensures easy travel without excessbaggage. At Simply Media our hardest task is eliminating materials thatare not absolutely necessary for traversing the subject’s territory. We take the time to make each of our Survival Kits as short andconcise as possible so you can learn the most important factswith a fast cover-to-cover read.
 About the
Legal Survival Kit
The
Legal Survival Kit 
pares down the huge amount of legalinformation available, and provides you with the essentials for your legal protection and planning.In the spirit of “less is more,” the contents are concise and divid-ed into small individual categories for faster reading and bettercomprehension.
 
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 American lawyers used to belong to an eliteclub that “did the right thing,” or so wethought. There have always been bad lawyers,ambulance chasers, and the like. EvenShakespeare said, “First, kill all the lawyers.”Of the major industrial countries, only theUnited States permits:(1)Contingency law suits. That is, theplaintiffs do not have to bear any costs otherthan a potential percentage award to thelawyer.(2)The loser does not have to pay the legalcosts of the winner.These two rules have led to an explosion in American litigation. Well-financed lawyers canfund clients to prosecute. If the funded clientloses, there is no financial consequence for theplaintiff in all but the rarest of cases.Is it any wonder, then, with these rules, thatwe have so much litigation in the US and otherindustrial countries so little? Other countrieshave these guys under control.These are the facts of life in the Americanlegal world. The American Trial Lawyers Association is alive, well, and vigorously pro-tects its privileges. It is the largest politicalPAC, with all the implications of that powerfulposition, protecting the interests of litigatorsand defenders. Remember that for every liti-gator there must be at least one legal defend-er, usually another lawyer.
Your Role in the Legal World:Winner or Loser
In the current legal environment, you willeither be the winner or loser in your legalaffairs. As with most of us, you will sometimeswin and other times lose. The objective of thisCD-ROM is to keep you out of litigation andhelp improve the odds you will win if youbecome engaged in what has become a wide-spread American activity.
Legal Survival Kit
Background
How We Got to Where We Are

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