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Tort Law and the Public Interest: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Welfare

Tort Law and the Public Interest, a collection of papers edited by Yale Law School professor Peter Schuck, examines the structure of the tort law system in the 1980s. The papers stem from a 1990 conference sponsored by a diverse collection of groups, including major insurance companies, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The papers discuss the expanding liability available through tort suits, whether it results in hindered innovation, increased consumer safety, or both. The articles also compare the public policy implications of tort liability versus public regulation, private insurance, and the market. Specific topics include corporate governance, medical malpractice, and products liability.

Edited by Peter H. Schuck, Professor, Yale Law School (The American Assembly, 1991)

 

 

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