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

1991. Peter H. Schuck (ed.)

Is tort law—especially product liability, medical malpractice, and corporate officer liability—performing its proper economic role? Is it deterring undue risk and encouraging safety or is it chilling innovation and discouraging insurers from covering legitimate risks?  In this volume from the American Assembly, experts address the relationships between liability law, safety regulation, insurance, technological innovation, corporate decision-making, domestic politics, international trade, and consumer interests. The authors draw lessons for the United States from practices in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Community nations.

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