POSC 130g 2-17-09

POSC 130g 2-17-09 - POSC 130g 2/17/09 Tort Litigation...

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POSC 130g 2/17/09 Tort Litigation Explosion Consequences of the “Litigation Explosion” o Overburdened courts o Increase burden on businesses o Negative impact on American economy o Lose of some in various business sectors Opponents of Tort Reform suggest o Data is questionable o Population growth o Need to look beyond the numbers Tort Reform Efforts o No fault insurance o Eliminate “Join and Several Liability” o Place Caps on Damage Award o Legislate Protection in Products Liability Cases Placing the Court within the American Court System
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Political Culture                                  Social Structure Institutional Structure Influence of Courts o Culture: Individualism Liberty Freedom from oppression Equality Equality of opportunity Democracy Rule of Law o Social Structure: American society is best characterized as diverse (pluralistic), mobile 
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