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The Liability Century

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

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$60.50 • £48.95 • €54.50

ISBN 9780674027688

Publication Date: 03/31/2008


288 pages

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


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Dawn of a New Era
  • 2. The Original Tort Reform: Workers Compensation
  • 3. Drivers, Lawyers, and Insurers: A Costly Combination
  • 4. Medical Malpractice Liability and the Health Insurance System: The Physicians’ Dilemma
  • 5. Products Liability, Environmental Liability, and the Long Tail
  • 6. Which Came First, the Liability or the Insurance?
  • 7. Collateral Sources, Mega-Liability, and the Stresses of 9/11
  • 8. Recurring Themes, Sobering Constraints
  • Notes
  • Index

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