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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Eggen on Toxic Torts at Ground Zero

Jean Eggen (Widener) has posted Toxic Torts at Ground Zero on SSRN.  After analyzing the legal and medical issues involved for the Ground Zero toxic claimants, Eggen concludes:

[W]hile the tort system is the best mechanism for resolution of the Ground Zero toxic exposure claims, it is far from perfect, and...lawmakers must give serious consideration to developing a discrete and workable management plan for toxic claims in the future.


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It's astonishing to me that one could write 85 pages about toxic tort litigation at Ground Zero and not once mention the problem of mass screening fraud.

Posted by: Ted | Apr 19, 2008 11:06:37 PM

It is astonishing to only those who have not embraced the Rent Seeking Theory as the Grand Unifying Theory of Appellate Decisions, and In Fact, All Lawyer Decisions (the so called, GUTADIFALD). Screening fraud promotes the interest of the lawyers on the side of the plaintiffs and on the side of the defendants.

Indeed, the entirety of torts holds a secret, making it all fraudulent. All funds come from the public. None of its goals nor methods has any merit, many are unconstitutional and lawless in a secular nation.

If torts had any value, beyond the rent, lawyers and judges would allow it for themselves.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Apr 20, 2008 9:23:29 AM

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