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Liability Century Insurance and Tort Law from the Progressive Era To 9/11

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ISBN-10: 067402768X

ISBN-13: 9780674027688

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kenneth S. Abraham

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Kenneth Abraham explores the development and interdependency of the tort liability regime and the insurance system in the United States during the twentieth century and beyond, including the events of September 11, 2001. From its beginning late in the nineteenth century, the availability of liability insurance led to the creation of new forms of liability, heavily influenced expansion of the liabilities that already existed, and continually promoted increases in the amount of money that was awarded in tort suits. A ldquo;liability-and-insurance spiralrdquo; emerged, in which the availability of liability insurance encouraged the imposition of more liability, and, in turn, the imposition of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Nigel Hamilton is the author of prize-winning biographies of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and of John F. Kennedy. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.Kenneth S. Abraham is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia.

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Recurring Themes, Sobering Constraints