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↿ Importance of textIn Praise of Litigation ⢡ Kindle By Alexandra Lahav ⤯ ↿ Importance of textIn Praise of Litigation ⢡ Kindle By Alexandra Lahav ⤯ In the face of the widespread popular perception that lawsuits are inimical to American society, law professor Lahav is persuasive in demonstrating that litigation is a social good and promotes democracy, even if it is a far from perfect tool Her contention is bolstered by her well reasoned analyses that perfectly balance detail with brevity, making this work fully accessible to non lawyers and readers unversed in the debates about access to justice and tort reform Publishers Weekly In a culture where it has become fashionable to bash lawyers and the lawsuits they file, Alexandra Lahav reminds us, in forceful, engaging, and compelling prose, that litigation plays an essential role in our democracy Her clear eyed analysis engages the criticisms of litigation honestly and persuasively, and makes a powerful case for its role in a justice seeking society David Cole, Professor, Georgetown Law, National Legal Director, ACLU, and author of Engines of Liberty An important contribution to the ongoing debate over the role of litigation in promoting a just society Alexandra Lahav convincingly demonstrates how and why American style litigation a form of political activity remains critical to our Nation s future Kenneth R Feinberg, Former Special Master of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund The central message of In Praise of Litigation is a powerful one the benefits of lawsuits and the harms from improperly restricting them go far beyond the parties and their lawyers The book is a tour de force in which Alexandra Lahav draws on a dazzling array of examples, from cases involving slaves seeking freedom in the 1850s to cases involving e coli in fast food hamburgers, and from little noticed suits involving individuals to iconic Supreme Court decisions like Brown v Board of Education, that stretch across both doctrinal boundaries and American history Every law student and every lawyer should read In Praise of Litigation not just to understand fully how litigation actually works today, but also to arm themselves better to defend equal access to the courts as a critical aspect of our democracy Pamela S Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law SchoolWhile the right to have one s day in court is a cherished feature of the American democratic system, alarms that the United States is hopelessly litigious and awash in frivolous claims have become so commonplace that they are now a fixture in the popular imagination According to this view, litigation wastes precious resources, stifles innovation and productivity, and corrodes our social fabric and the national character Calls for reform have sought, often successfully, to limit people s access to the court system, most often by imposing technical barriers to bringing suit Alexandra Lahav s In Praise of Litigation provides a much needed corrective to this flawed perspective, reminding us of the irreplaceable role of litigation in a well functioning democracy and debunking many of the myths that cloud our understanding of this role For example, the vast majority of lawsuits in the United States are based on contract claims, the median value of lawsuits is on a downward trend, and, on a per capita basis, many fewer lawsuits are filed today than were filed in the 19th century Exploring cases involving freedom of speech, foodborne illness, defective cars, business competition, and , the book shows that despite its inevitable limitations, litigation empowers citizens to challenge the most powerful public and private interests and hold them accountable for their actions Lawsuits change behavior, provide information to consumers and citizens, promote deliberation, and express society s views on equality and its most treasured values In Praise of Litigation shows how our court system protects our liberties and enables civil society to flourish, and serves as a powerful reminder of why we need to protect people s ability to use it. 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    • Format Kindle
    • 0199380805
    • In Praise of Litigation
    • Alexandra Lahav
    • Anglais
    • 2016-12-06T02:01+02:00