Saturday, March 17, 2007

"Genuine Tort Reform" at RWU

Roger Williams is hosting a symposium on "genuine tort reform" on Friday, April 20.  What exactly that means is a little unclear, though it seems to be in contrast with most of what's called "tort reform" today:

For decades, the term "tort reform" has been used by those who wish to curtail the civil justice system. Eight of the nation's most prominent scholars (from Cornell, Duke, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Yale, among others) will suggest proposals for improving the tort and civil justice systems. In addition, two other prominent scholars join members of the Roger Williams faculty to critique the proposals.

(Noted by the Mass Tort Litigation Blog.)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2007/03/genuine_tort_re.html

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