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Accidental Justice : The Dilemmas of Tort Law

Accidental Justice : The Dilemmas of Tort Law - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300078572

Cover of Accidental Justice : The Dilemmas of Tort Law 97 (ISBN 978-0300078572)
ISBN13: 978-0300078572
ISBN10: 0300078579
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1997
International: No

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Accidental Justice : The Dilemmas of Tort Law - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300078572

Peter Alan Bell and Jeffrey O'Connell

ISBN13: 978-0300078572
ISBN10: 0300078579
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

In this even-handed and fascinating book, two leading tort experts explain to lay readers the strengths and weaknesses of our tort law system. They discuss tort law's compensatory and deterrent functions; its delays, fortuity, and high transaction costs (mostly in lawyer's fees); and its role in discouraging harmful - as well as, on occasion, useful - activities. Bell and O'Connell conclude with an objective review of such current reform enactments and proposals as no-fault insurance, caps on damages, and contingency fee reform.

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