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The King Of Torts

The King Of Torts

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407059130
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Tort, noun: a harmful act, or failure to act, which justifies legal action and the possibility of paying damages ____________________ The Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long, and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit Washington D.C. every week. But as he digs deeper into his client's background, Clay stumbles upon a conspiracy too horrible to believe. A pharmaceutical giant has been secretly and illegally testing a new drug on addicts – one that helps stop addiction, but which drives them to random acts of violence. Overnight, aided by a mysterious whistleblower with an agenda of his own, Clay becomes the new 'king of torts', a celebrity among lawyers and a national media figure. But as the financial stakes rise and rise, so does the danger...

Richer Than the King of Torts

Richer Than the King of Torts

  • Author: Will Maas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780989798402
  • Category:
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Scores of books and millions of words have been written by and about the late Melvin Belli, attorney extraordinaire of San Francisco. He was the man Life Magazine crowned in 1954, "The King of Torts." This book is not like any other. In it he is stripped down to white billowing boxer shorts, wandering between connected hotel rooms in Chicago. He is reduced to human dimensions in a lonely scene with one other lawyer munching on leftover fried chicken from the refrigerator served by his butler, at a sprawling dining table in his dark, empty Pacific Heights mansion. Belli is raw, passionate, and funny. He is mean-spirited, ruthless and cruel. In this book, as seen through the eyes of a young associate, Will Maas, he is a real human being. And in being that, Belli becomes more captivating that in any other laudatory or scathing story ever written about him before. And the young lawyer who tells his story, is transformed in ways that soar far above the law.

The principles of the law of contracts and torts

The principles of the law of contracts and torts

  • Author: A. M. Wilshere
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5874121536
  • Category: History
  • Page: 648
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The Summons

The Summons

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407059483
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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An edge-of-your-seat legal thriller from the undisputed master of the courtroom drama. Ray Atlee teaches law at the University of Virginia. His ailing father, Judge Atlee, was once a loved - and feared - titan, towering over local law and politics in the ancestral Atlee home of Clanton, Mississippi. And now, entering his last days, he calls Ray home to discuss the family estate. Newly single and far from happy, Ray reluctantly heads south to meet his father. He never does. The Judge dies too soon, but leaves behind a shocking secret which Ray believes only he knows; a secret that could destroy Clanton's very foundations. And it soon becomes clear that Ray's wrong. He's not the only one who knows.

In Defense of Tort Law

In Defense of Tort Law

  • Author: Thomas Koenig,Michael Rustad
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814748996
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 345
  • View: 1851
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Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.

Evidence Matters

Evidence Matters

Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law

  • Author: Susan Haack
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113999266X
  • Category: Law
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Is truth in the law just plain truth - or something sui generis? Is a trial a search for truth? Do adversarial procedures and exclusionary rules of evidence enable, or impede, the accurate determination of factual issues? Can degrees of proof be identified with mathematical probabilities? What role can statistical evidence properly play? How can courts best handle the scientific testimony on which cases sometimes turn? How are they to distinguish reliable scientific testimony from unreliable hokum? These interdisciplinary essays explore such questions about science, proof, and truth in the law. With her characteristic clarity and verve, Haack brings her original and distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues. She includes detailed analyses of a wide variety of cases and lucid summaries of relevant scientific work, of the many roles of the scientific peer-review system, and of relevant legal developments.

Law of tort: Including Compensation Under the Consumer Protection Act

Law of tort: Including Compensation Under the Consumer Protection Act

  • Author: S.P. Singh
  • Publisher: Universal Law Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788175349438
  • Category:
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New Legal Thriller

New Legal Thriller

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781529342321
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The incredible new thriller from international bestseller John Grisham. Praise For THE GUARDIANS: '...Grisham at his passionate best, conveying every ounce of his anger at the corruption behind the law. It is his finest book for some time. Do not miss it' - Daily Mail 'A canny and engrossing blend of two types of Grisham novel: enough of the familiar formula of a single lawsuit in a single town, mixed with a more picaresque and multistranded approach that has the significant advantage of taking in a wider swathe of America' - The Sunday Times 'Simmering with righteous and understandable anger in place about the manifest injustices of the US criminal justice system' - Financial Times

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

  • Author: M. Thomas Inge
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616645
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 536
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer

  • Author: John Grisham,Michael Dean
  • Publisher: Ginka Opalchenova
  • ISBN: 0582434041
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 71
  • View: 7776
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From the author of THE PARTNER, a thriller, in which the rising star of Drake and Sweeney finds that it is better not to have a conscience if he is to obtain a partnership. But a violent encounter changes his whole outlook on life and he begins to dig into the secrets of Drake and Sweeney. An act which could cost him his life.