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Author Burke, Thomas Frederick.

Title Lawyers, lawsuits, and legal rights [electronic resource] : the battle over litigation in American society / Thomas F. Burke.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.

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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 267 pages).
Series California series in law, politics, and society ; 2
California series in law, politics, and society ; 2.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-260) and index.
Contents The battle over litigation -- The creation of a litigious policy : the Americans with Disabilities Act -- A failed antilitigation effort : the struggle over no-fault auto insurance in California -- A shot of antilitigation reform : the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program -- Understanding the litigation debate.
Summary Lawsuits over coffee burns, playground injuries, even bad teaching: litigation "horror stories" create the impression that Americans are greedy, quarrelsome, and sue-happy. The truth, as this book makes clear, is quite different. What Thomas Burke describes in Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Legal Rights is a nation not of litigious citizens, but of litigious policies--laws that promote the use of litigation in resolving disputes and implementing public policies.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Actions and defenses -- United States.
Lawyers -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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0520938372
1417508221
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0520227271
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0520243234
9780520243231
0520243234
159734706X
9781597347068