Liability: The Legal Revolution and Its Consequences

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Basic Books, 1990 - Law - 260 pages
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This controversial book describes the transformation of modern tort law since the 1960s, and shows how the dramatic increase in liability lawsuits has had an adverse effect on the safety, health, the cost of insurance, and individual rights.
 

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Contents

Uncommon Law
3
The Death of Contract
19
A Search for New Rules
33
Knowledge of the Law Is No Excuse
45
The New Town Meeting
62
Resetting the Clock
84
Sentence Without Verdict
98
Pain and Punishment
115
What Is Deterred?
153
Rights in Collision
172
Compassion by Consent
190
Choosing Safety
207
Consent and Coercion
220
notes
233
INDEX
253
Copyright

Insurance in Retreat
133

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Peter W. Huber, an M.I.T.-trained engineer and a Harvard law graduate, has also taught at M.I.T. and formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. A Manhattan Institute Fellow, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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