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From the Files of a Security Expert Witness by Charles A. Sennewald

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Epilogue

It’s been said that civil litigation is simply another strategy for the redistribution of wealth. In some measure, that’s true, and regrettably suing often evokes a rather negative reaction. Actually the process, assuming the cause of action (i.e., the reason for the lawsuit) is genuinely justified, and the decision maker (judge or jury) objectively weighs the evidence, provides an essential corrective mechanism necessary in the course of human affairs. The same is true with criminal litigation and the ultimate decision to incarcerate a rapist, for example, in prison. So litigation provides a correction to a condition that can and does bring harm and punishes those responsible for the condition.

Here’s an example: A woman is accosted ...

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