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How should the Law of Products Liability be Harmonized? What Americans Can Learn from Europeans

Europe has escaped an American style litigation explosion by erecting barriers to excessive litigation. This study argues that if American manufacturers are going to be able to compete effectively in the global marketplace and if American consumers are going to continue to enjoy the benefits of technological innovation, harmonization of the American civil justice system with the European model must be achieved.

Stephen B. Presser, Manhattan Institute Global Liability Issues 2 (2002)



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Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute

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