Multi-Party Litigation

Multi-Party Litigation : The Strategic Context

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By exploring both the potential and constraints of litigation, this book provides a comprehensive account of an international issue that will be of interest to students and practitioners of law, politics, and public policy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 440g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 6 tables
  • 0774815973
  • 9780774815970
  • 2,447,316

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This book is about the politics of lawsuits in which multiple parties are pitted against powerful corporate interests in a battle for money, pride, and prominence. Yet, at the heart of these struggles is the tension between what it means to be an individual and a member of a group, between law and policy. It is a compelling read with great legal stories and a strong analytic structure.--John Brigham, University of Massachusetts, Amherst-
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Table of contents


1 Theoretical, Historical, and Legal Underpinnings

2 Mass Torts and Class Action: An Overview of the Contemporary Landscape

3 The Politics of Tobacco Litigation

4 The Politics of Gun Litigation

5 The Politics of Food Litigation

6 International Developments in the Politics of Litigation

7 Conclusions


General References

Case References

General Index

Index of Cases
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Review quote

This book is a well researched and critical examination of how mass litigation can be used as a tool to shape public policy. -- Marshall Haughey * Saskatchewan Law Review, Vol 73 *
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About Wayne V. McIntosh

Wayne V. McIntosh is a political science professor, associate chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies with the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Cynthia L. Cates is a political science professor with the Department of Political Science, Towson University, Towson, MD.
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