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Dust-up : asbestos litigation and the failure of commonsense policy reform

Author: Jeb Barnes
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set squarely at the intersection of law, politics, and public policy, Dust-up provides the first in-depth analysis of the political obstacles standing in the way of replacing a system of asbestos litigation that nearly everyone - Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, presidents, and experts - agrees is woefully inefficient and unfair to both victims and businesses"--P. [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeb Barnes
ISBN: 9781589017665 1589017668
OCLC Number: 667990357
Description: x, 138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Today's challenging legislative environment and the politics of efficiency --
The asbestos crisis in the United States --
Asbestos litigation reform as a "likely" case for the politics of efficiency --
The puzzling politics of the Fair Act --
The asbestos case and the politics of efficiency --
The asbestos case, institutional change, and the judicialization of American policymaking.
Responsibility: Jeb Barnes.

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Explores the congressional efforts to reform asbestos litigation - a case in which the politics of efficiency played a central role and seemed likely to prevail. This title provides an analysis of  Read more...

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