ERIC Number: EJ560164
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Is American Society Too Litigious? Yes.
Pflepsen, Waldemar J., Jr.
Update on Law-Related Education, v21 n3 p18,20-21 Fall 1997
Criticizes the recent explosion (over the last 20 years) of civil litigation in the United States. Specifically addresses such issues as exorbitant punitive damages, contradictory and confusing federal guidelines and regulations, and restrictive influences on self-reliance and personal responsibility. Reviews some states' measures to correct these problems. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A