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The Litigation Explosion What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit

By Walter Olson
Penguin Books 1991 ISBN: 9780525249115

About the Book

Twenty years ago, Americans saw lawsuits as a last resort; now they're the world's most litigous people. One of the most discussed, debated, and widely reviewed books of 1991, The Litigation Explosion explains why today's laws encourage us to sue first and ask questions later.

About the Author

Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Olson was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and has been a columnist for Great Britain’s Times Online as well as Reason.