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Tort Reform
  • Authored by: Paul Ruschmann, J.D.; Series Editor: Alan Marzilli, M.A., J.D.
  • From the Series: Point/Counterpoint
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791086453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8645-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 340
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Tort reformers believe that courts must reduce the scope of defendants' liability in order to avoid economic decline, just as nineteenth-century courts shifted to a fault-based standard in an effort to protect emerging industries. Defenders of the current system reply that the tort-reform movement is an overreaction or, even worse, an attempt to enrich large corporations at the expense of average Americans. This book examines both sides of this debate.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Elements of the argument. Appendix. Resources. Sidebars. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Paul Ruschmann, J.D., is a legal analyst and writer based in Canton, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. His areas of specialization include legislation, public safety, traffic and transportation, and trade regulation. Ruschmann is also the author of numerous books in Chelsea House's Point/Counterpoint series.

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