Neuroscience’s Insights and Litigation Decisions

The core teaching in How We Decide is that the various parts of our brain work together.  The limbic or reptilian brain is a powerful supercomputer that has evolved over millions of years.  It constantly gathers information at a subconscious … Continue reading

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Neuroscience and Settlement Negotiations

      As trial lawyers we pretend that all our decisions — including if, when and how to settle a case — are rooted in logic.  We create decision trees, we research jury awards, we plumb the depths of our hard-won … Continue reading

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Carolene Products Footnote 4, the “Ground Zero” Mosque And How We Decide

Seventy-two years ago Justice Stone authored an Opinion upholding Congressional power to declare certain foods adulterated and thus not to be shipped in interstate commerce. United States v. Carolene Products Co, 308 U.S. 144 (1938). In law’s most famous footnote, … Continue reading

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