Accidental Justice by Professor Peter A. Bell
The Dilemmas of Tort Law (Yale Contemporary Law Series)

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In this even-handed and fascinating book, two leading tort experts explain to lay readers the strengths and weaknesses of our tort law system. They discuss tort law's compensatory and deterrent functions; its delays, fortuity, and high transaction costs (mostly in lawyer's fees); and its role in discouraging harmful - as well as, on occasion, useful - activities. Bell and O'Connell conclude with an objective review of such current reform enactments and proposals as no-fault insurance, caps on damages, and contingency fee reform.

About Professor Peter A. Bell

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Jeffrey O'Connell is Samuel H. McCoy Professor of Law and Class of 1948 Professor of Scholarly Research in Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Published March 27, 1997 by Yale University Press. 282 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Though O'Connell, a law professor at the University of Virginia, is known as an advocate of no-fault insurance, he and Bell, a law professor at Syracuse University, offer in this fair-minded book a primer, not a polemic.

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