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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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Toxic Torts: Science, Law and the Possibillity & Justice 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9781107151963
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780521728409
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £74.99



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US tort law, cloaked behind increased judicial review of science, is changing before our eyes yet we cannot see it. While Supreme Court decisions have altered how courts review scientific testimony, the complexity of both science and legal procedures mask the resulting social consequences. Yet these consequences are too important to remain hidden. Mistaken court reviews of scientific evidence can decrease citizen access to the law, decrease incentives for firms to test their products, lower deterrence for harmful products, and decrease the possibility of justice for citizens injured by toxic substances. Even if courts review evidence well, increases in litigation costs and attorney screening of clients can impede access to the law. Newly revised and expanded, Toxic Torts, 2nd edition introduces these issues, reveals the relationships that can deny citizens just restitution for harms suffered, and shows how justice can be improved in toxic tort cases.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Preface
1. The veil of science over tort law policy
2. Legal background
3. Institutional concerns about the Supreme Court's trilogy
4. Evidence of toxicity
5. Scientific reasoning and some applications
6. Excellent evidence makes bad law: pragmatic barriers to the discovery of harm and fair admissibility
7. Science and law in conflict
8. Milward v. Acuity Specialty Products: toward clarifying legal and scientific issues
9. Enhancing the possibility of justice under Daubert
10. What has Daubert wrought?
Bibliography
Index.