Harm-less Lawsuits?: What's Wrong with Consumer Class Actions

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AEI Press, 2005 - Law - 55 pages
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Harm-Less Lawsuits? describes the origins of consumer class actions and analyzes their theoretical and practical problems. It concludes that a viable reform agenda must focus not solely on courts and common law tort but rather on the statutory laws that give rise to those actions. To protect against the massive risk of excessive enforcement and deterrence, the private enforcement of consumer protection laws should be closely tied to traditional common law requirements of detrimental reliance and loss causation.

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Contents

The Consumer Law of the Horse
4
Efficient Consumer Class Actions?
10
HI Consumer Classes in Action
18
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Michael S. Greve is the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he directs the AEI Federalism Project and the AEI Liability Project.

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