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Author Gifford, Donald G., 1952-

Title Suing the tobacco and lead pigment industries : government litigation as public health prescription / Donald G. Gifford.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KN 39 P6 G1 GIFF    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 309 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The tort system's early responses to product-caused diseases -- The morning after the consumer century -- Product-caused diseases confront the law of the Iron Horse -- The first wave of challenges to the individual causation requirement -- The seeds of government-sponsored litigation -- A failure of democratic processes? : legislative responses to the public health problems caused by tobacco and lead pigment -- The government as plaintiff : parens patriae actions against tobacco and gun manufacturers -- Judicial rejection of recovery for collective harm : public nuisance and the Rhode Island paint litigation -- Do litigation remedies cure product-caused public health problems? -- Impersonating the legislature : state attorneys general and parens patriae products litigation.
Subject Products liability -- United States.
Products liability -- Tobacco -- United States.
Lead based paint -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Government litigation -- United States.
Class actions (Civil procedure) -- United States.
ISBN 9780472117147 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472021864 (ebook)