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The Liability Century

Insurance and Tort Law from the Progressive Era to 9/11

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$62.50 • £50.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674027688

Publication Date: 03/31/2008


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


[A] seminal book on tort liability and insurance systems. [Abraham] systematically outlines the interdependency of the tort liability system and the insurance industry in the U.S. during the 20th century, including the impact of September 11, 2001.—R. A. Carp, Choice

In demonstrating the complex interactions between tort and insurance, The Liability Century makes an important contribution to our understanding of two reciprocally-related and very important institutions in our legal landscape.—James A. Henderson, Jr., Cornell Law School

The Liability Century should have a major impact on how legal scholars and lawyers think about the relationship between liability and insurance. It pulls together in one readable and coherent volume a history of the relationship between liability and liability insurance and then raises a series of deceptively simple questions that follow from the realization that, as Abraham puts it, tort and insurance are a bipolar star. Nothing like it has been written, ever. I rank it as among the most significant books in the tort and insurance field.—Tom Baker, University of Connecticut Law School

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