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The litigation explosion : what happened when America unleashed the lawsuit

Author: Walter K Olson
Publisher: New York : Truman Talley Books-Dutton, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth examination of the litigation explosion in the United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter K Olson
ISBN: 0525249117 9780525249115
OCLC Number: 22510818
Description: viii, 388 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Industry; 1. Let's You and Him Fight --
2. A Piece of the Action: The Triumph of the Contingency Fee --
3. Role Reversal: How Lawyers Took Charge --
The Lawsuit: 4. Happier Hunting Grounds --
5. Litigation Made Easy: Suing Without Explaining --
6. The Assault on Privacy --
The Law: 7. Up for Grabs: How Everything Became Litigable --
8. Guessing for Verdicts --
9. Have Lawsuit, WIll Travel --
10. No Exit: The Death of Contract --
The Consequences: 11. The Race to the Gutter --
12. Junk Litigation: What's Merit Got to Do With It? --
13. Naked to Mine Enemies --
The Way Out: 14. The Powers of Imposition --
15. Strict Liability for Lawyering --
16. The Blance of Legal Peace.
Responsibility: Walter K. Olson.

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An in-depth examination of the litigation explosion in the United States.

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