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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Schuck on New Zealand Accident Law

Peter Schuck (Yale/NYU) has posted Tort Reform, Kiwi-Style on SSRN.  Here is the abstract:

American legal scholars and social scientists have long been intrigued by New Zealand's accident compensation system, which essentially abolished common law tort almost 40 years ago. This paper, prepared for a conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Common Good, provides an up-to-date account of the New Zealand system, with a focus on its treatment of two types of claims - for medical injuries and emotional distress - that raise particularly vexing boundary problems for the system. It then discusses a number of lessons that U.S. policymakers and scholars can draw from the New Zealand experience.

(Via Solum/Legal Theory Blog)

--CJR

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