Victim Compensation Funds and Tort Litigation Following Incidents of Mass Violence

Published in: Buffalo Law Review, v. 63, no. 5, Dec. 2015, p. 1263-1323

Posted on RAND.org on January 15, 2016

by Paul Heaton, Ivan Waggoner, Jamie Morikawa

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Explores the issue of how victim compensation funds (VCFs) impact a victim's likelihood to sue using the tort system. VCFs have become a feature of the policy landscape following high-profile tragedies.

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