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Better Living Through Litigation?

In a 1976 book edited by Ralph Nader, two class-action enthusiasts sketched out a visionary scheme to sue American business over just about every ill known to mankind. Their plan, though almost delirious in its ambition, perfectly captured the pro-litigation mood that had begun to spread far and wide in the American legal establishment -- and foreshadowed many of the mass tort developments since then.

Walter Olson, The Public Interest, Spring 1991

 

 

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