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The Asbestos Litigation Crisis: Is There a Need for an Administrative Alternative?

A broad overview of asbestos litigation focusing on the role of contingency fees, the development of "special asbestos law", the changing mix of claimed diseases, punitive damages, mass consolidations, successor liability and federal responsibility for the exposure to asbestos of World War II shipyard workers.

Lester Brickman, 13 Cardozo L. Rev. 1819-1889 (1992)

 

 

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