LAWSO 1 12-06-07

LAWSO 1 12-06-07 - question. Democracy in America (1835)

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LAWSO 1 December 6, 2007 Final Dec 11 12-3 p.m.
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Final Review Monday Dec 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. LSB 1001
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Litigiousness “After all, let’s ask ourselves: Does America really need 70 percent of the world’s lawyers?” Dan Quayle, “The Most Litigious Society in the World” (1992)
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What Does it Mean to Say that America is a Litigious Society? Hair-trigger readiness on the part of private citizens to take disputes to court .
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Alexis de Toqueville (1835) “Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial
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Unformatted text preview: question. Democracy in America (1835) http://www.supersizeme.com Cheeseburger Bill 2004, Bigfatblog.com McDonalds Hot Coffee case McDonalds hot coffee, plaintiff Stella Liebeck Jury award of $2.9 million Punitive was initially $2.7 million, reduced to $640,000 by trial judge Are we a litigious society? Yes, we are, and lets embrace it! Are people better off today? Rights are more fully protected Law is too intrusive The privileged always have the advantage when there is more law...
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