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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 25.99
Honest but mistaken eyewitnesses are the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. As the innocent go to prison their lives are shattered; as the criminal goes free, the public remains vulnerable. With a vivid cast of brilliant scientists, street-wise cops, and former prosecutors--all haunted by the legacy of wrongful convictions,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 23.99
Big-ticket litigation is a way of life in this country. But something new is afoot--something typified by the $246 billion tobacco settlement, and by courtroom assaults that have followed against industries ranging from HMOs to gunmakers, from lead paint manufacturers to "factory farms." Each massive class-action suit seeks to invent new law, to ban... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
What's wrong with America's judicial system? Ted Kubicek, JD, says it's the adversarial approach, where winning is everything, and he points out that systems taking an inquisitorial approach are more likely to come to the truth, and to justice. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 144.00
The law of international civil procedure is not centrally regulated in Germany. The legal provisions of German international civil procedure law are dispersed throughout the Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO) and other legal codes as well. The key provisions to international litigation found in paragraphs 110, 293, 328, 722 f., 1061 and 1067ff. as well... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.00
Gathered from the popular website www.StellaAwards.com, The True Stella Awards is an outrageous collection of America?s most frivolous lawsuits Named for Stella Liebeck, the woman who won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit after spilling hot McDonald?s coffee on herself, humorist Randy Cassingham?s popular website chronicles the hard-to-believe and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Over the past two decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number and magnitude of punitive damages verdicts rendered by juries in civil trials. Probably the most extraordinary example is the July 2000 award of $144.8 billion in the Florida class action lawsuit brought against cigarette manufacturers. Or consider two recent verdicts... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 70.00
Interpreting The Constitution doesn't fit neatly into the extensive literature on judicial review and constitutional interpretation that reconciles judicial review with democracy defined as majority rule. Indeed, Chemerinsky criticizes this method of interpretation and contends that the Constitution exists to protect political minorities and fundamental... more...
- Europa Law Publishing 2009; US$ 75.00
Despite European integration, judicial procedure has long remained autonomous, i.e. a purely national regulatory object. In recent years, however, it has been possible to notice increasing traces of the Europeanization of procedural Law on multiple levels. The rapid internationalization development of procedural law advancing on multiple levels sets... more...