Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts (Enlarged edition)

Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts (Enlarged edition)

By: Peter H. Schuck (author)Paperback

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Recounts the courtroom confrontation between millions of ex-soldiers, the chemical industry and the federal government, from the first stirrings of the lawyers in 1978 to the court plan to distribute a record two-hundred-million-dollar settlement in 1985.

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About Author

Peter H. Schuck is Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale University.

Contents

I. THE CONTEXT 1. A New Kind of Case 2. The Chemical and the Courts II. THE CASE 3. The Agent Orange War 4. Judge Pratt Rules 5. Discovery Begins 6. Three-Cornered Struggle 7. Enter Judge Weinstein 8. Fashioning a Settlement 9. A Question of Fairness 10. Compensations 11. The Final Act III. THE FUTURE 12. Versions of Legal Reality 13. Alternatives Afterword Notes Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/1988
  • ISBN13: 9780674010260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780674010260
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0674010264
  • edition: Enlarged edition

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