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Flay the Plaintiff, Fleece the Defendant – Law in Old China

Old China had a draconian solution for reducing litigation – torture everyone concerned, plaintiff or defendant, or extort silver from the litigants in place of torture. Rather than have their toes and fingers squeezed between blocks of hard wood, or kneel on … Continue reading

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