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Lawsuits are often initiated or fully defended in court because the participants have strong feelings about justice. Unfortunately, finding someone "guilty" or "not guilty" does not prove someone "right" or "wrong." Forget the romantic notions you learned from the movies about how the legal system works. Let's Make a Deal The most cost-effective result you can get from the litigation process has nothing to do with "justice" in any absolute sense, just as a good deal on a new truck doesn't require buying the "best" truck. You pass up the Mercedes-Benz and buy a Chevy or Ford because it's more efficient and there are other things you can do with the money you save. In a lawsuit, your money "buys" the