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The litigation explosion

what happened when America unleashed the lawsuit

by Walter K. Olson

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Truman Talley Books-Dutton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Justice, Administration of -- United States.,
  • Actions and defenses -- United States.,
  • Frivolous suits (Civil procedure) -- United States.,
  • Legal ethics -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-372) and index.

    StatementWalter K. Olson.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 388 p. ;
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17733195M
    ISBN 100525249117

    Day after the litigation explosion. Madison, Wis.: Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Marc Galanter; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Disputes. Wage Hour Collective and Class Litigation Book Given the recent explosion of wage and hour litigation, both management- and plaintiff-side attorneys will find this publication to be an invaluable.

    The Litigation Explosion, Proposed Reforms, and their Consequences A recent study found that America “spends five times as much as its major industrial competitors on personal-injury wrangling [and] that over the last two generations the cost of injury litigation roseAuthor: Michael D. Johnston. A Nation of Adversaries How the Litigation Explosion Is Reshaping America. Authors: Garry, Patrick M. Free PreviewBrand: Springer US.

    Labor Relations and the Litigation Explosion. By Robert J. Flanagan. Brookings Institutions, Washington, D.C., Economics. This book explores why the National Labor Relations Act, which was expected to produce greater agreement between labor and management over the conduct of labor relations, instead produced increasing litigation over. A Nation of Adversaries: How the Litigation Explosion is Reshaping America Patrick M. Garry, Author Insight Books Inc $ (p) ISBN Buy this book.


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In The Litigation The litigation explosion book, he tells of how the United States turned into the world's most litigious society. The account is entertaining because Olson is a good writer, but also infuriating because the problems he describes are severe--ambulance-chasers, junk litigation, and plaintiff awards that line the pockets of lawyers instead of the victims they allegedly by: Product details Hardcover: pages Publisher: Dutton (Ap ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: out of 5 stars 4 customer ratings /5(4).

Twenty years ago, Americans saw lawsuits as a last resort; now they're the world's most litigous people. One of the most discussed, debated, and widely reviewed books ofThe Litigation Explosion explains why today's laws encourage us to sue first and ask questions later/5.

The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit was published by E.P. Dutton/Truman Talley Books in A softcover edition was published by Plume in Here are highlights of the book's reviews.

To begin with, the very existence of the so-called litigation explosion The litigation explosion book questionable. For instance, several studies have shown that civil filings in Federal courts parallel population growth. The Litigation Explosion is a comprehensive but jargon-free and indeed sprightly account of how the lawsuit in America (as in no other country) has become so fashionable and, alas, so imprisoning for so many.

The depressing story has intellectual roots early in this century, which Olson usefully examines. The Litigation Explosion by Walter Olson. truly unscrupulous would find chances to become very rich indeed. Observing this, more unscrupulous persons would enter the medical profession instead of other lines of work.

And so the custom arose of paying doctors by the hour, as work went along, whether. The so-called “litigation explosion” has been with us long enough to spawn a whole literature of lawyer-bashing. Walter K. Olson, a journalist trained in economics, adds his voice to the Author: JONATHAN KIRSCH.

[Excerpt] Labor Relations and the Litigation Explosion is a very readable book that is easily accessible to nonspecialists. (The author has presented more technical treatments of the material elsewhere; see Flanagan a, b.) The early chapters begin with a discussion of federal policy towards labor relations in the United States under the National Labor Relations Act, a documentation of Author: Ronald G Ehrenberg.

The Litigation Explosion It has been estimated t lawsuits are filed in this country every day of the week. This has come to be known as the «litigation explosion.». Since the s, according to Olson, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York, an explosion has taken place in American jurisprudence, and it is dangerous for everyone but lawyers and ju.

The Litigation Explosion. by RJMINTZ on JANUARY 4, It has been estimated t lawsuits are filed in this country every day of the week. This has come to be known as the “litigation explosion.”. Whatever the causes—a breakdown of traditional values, the loss of a sense of community, too many hungry lawyers, wasteful insurance companies—the impact on each of us is significant.

Our editor s first book, The Litigation Explosion documents how America has become the most litigious society in the world. This is the book that adviser Karl Rove gave President George W.

Bush, then a gubernatorial candidate, to educate him on tort reform. Olson, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and frequent contributor to Fortune, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal, examines the reasons for the astounding growth of one of America's few thriving industries—civil litigation.

Olson shows that the expansion of litigation occurred largely as a result of the erosion of traditional due process and common-law restrictions. About the Book Twenty years ago, Americans saw lawsuits as a last resort; now they're the world's most litigous people.

One of the most discussed, debated, and widely reviewed books ofThe Litigation Explosion explains why today's laws encourage us to sue first and ask questions later. Olson wittily, yet scholarly, details the detrimental effects of the litigation explosion on society. The book should be prescribed reading for anyone who recognizes that he/she too may well be caught in the net of litigation - that is, everyone of us.

Now, Walter Olson chooses to reiterate this tired theme in his book, The Litigation Explosion. One would expect such a treatise-"written primarily for the nonlawyer, and by one" 4-to fade into obscurity.

This book, however, has not only made the rounds on the media circuit; 5. it has won kudos from within the legal community. 6Cited by: 1. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA City New York Donor bwb Edition 1. Plume : In the past decade the United States has undergone social political and economic changes which have affected every facet of its society.

The late s and early s were periods of expansion for Author: Jonathan R. Pockson. Books. Today’s Paper | Advertisement. Continue reading the main story 'The Litigation Explosion' J Credit The New York Times Archives.

See the article in. To the Editor: Regarding Terry Eastland’s review of The Litigation Explosion, by Walter K. Olson [Books in Review, September], does Mr.

Eastland really think trial lawyers need instruction in understanding litigation?Does he think they do not understand that when they sue someone the defendant has two lawyers against him?

The plaintiff’s lawyer is obliged to milk the case to the .All about The Litigation Explosion (Plume) by Walter K. Olson. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers An in-depth examination of the litigation explosion in the United States.

This book didn’t change my opinion of lawyers but, as with most books exposing matters the reader already disapproves of, I was 4/5(1).The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Released the Lawsuit. E.P. Dutton/Truman Talley Books, ; ISBN ; The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law is Paralyzing the American Workplace.

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