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Historians as expert judicial witnesses in tobacco litigation : a controversial legal practice

Author: Ramses Delafontaine
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015]
Series: Studies in the history of law and justice, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historian Ramses Delafontaine presents an engaging examination of a controversial legal practice: the historian as an expert judicial witness. This book focuses on tobacco litigation in the U.S. wherein 50 historians have witnessed in 314 court cases from 1986 to 2014. The author examines the use of historical arguments in court and investigates how a legal context influences historical narratives and discourse in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ramses Delafontaine
ISBN: 9783319142913 3319142917
OCLC Number: 896787292
Description: xxv, 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introductory theoretical remarks on the alleged problematic nature of the interaction of history and law --
Clio's modern paradox revealed --
Modern interactions of law and history --
The globalization of the historian as an expert witness --
Litigation-driven history --
A reassessment of Wijffels' concept of forensic history --
A history of tobacco --
Tobacco and health : towards a contemporary perspective --
The tobacco industry and its tactics --
Tobacco litigation --
United States v. Philip Morris et al. --
Debates : reflections in academic and national media --
Historians in tobacco litigation, a conclusion --
Final conclusion on the involvement of historians in tobacco litigation --
Final conclusion --
Five general principles on forensic history --
Appendix I. Expert witness profiles --
Appendix II. Historians who have testified as an expert witness in tobacco litigation --
Appendix III. Timetable involvement historians as expert witnesses in tobacco cases --
Appendix IV. A code of ethics for historians / by Antoon De Baets.
Series Title: Studies in the history of law and justice, v. 4.
Responsibility: Ramses Delafontaine.
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The book further provides 50 expert profiles of the historians active in tobacco litigation, lists detailing the manner of the expert's involvement, and West Law references to these cases.This book  Read more...

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