Research conducted by:
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
RAND Institute for Civil Justice
Opponents of product liability claim that liability reduces product availability, increases prices, and discourages innovation. Supporters claim that liability uncovers information about drug hazards and deters socially undesirable corporate behavior.
This report reviews the court proceedings that led to the uncovering of abusive diagnostic practices in silica litigation, then identifies ways in which similar practices could be uncovered or prevented in the future.
Presents the most comprehensive description to date of the longest-running mass tort litigation in U.S. history.
Examines the dimensions of current asbestos litigation and the potential future effects of the litigation on the U.S. economy
This briefing documents the first phase of a new study on asbestos litigation, now the longest-running mass tort litigation in U.S. history.
Class action lawsuits -- allowing one or a few plaintiffs to represent many who seek redress -- have long been controversial.
Class action lawsuits-allowing one or a few plaintiffs to represent many who seek redress-have long been controversial.
Since the early 1980s, thinking about mass toxic torts has changed dramatically, and a consensus has emerged calling for substantial modifications in traditional court processes to improve the efficiency and equity of the mass claims resolution proce...
Presents the Institute for Civil Justice's (ICJ) agenda for a program of research on mass tort litigation, and the results of ICJ work to date.