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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, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (vi, 309 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
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.
Parens patriae
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780472021864 (electronic bk.)
0472021869 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 9786612638800