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This project constitutes a report to the American Law Institute [ALI] rather than by the ALI. The first volume details the legal and social concerns that gave rise to the study in the mid-1980s, and distills contemporary scholarship dealing with how well various institutions—prominently, but not exclusively, tort litigation—have performed in addressing the human and economic problems created by personal injuries. The second volume undertakes an in-depth analysis of those facets of the tort system that have proved especially troublesome in recent years and presents the Reporters' judgments about how the tort system should evolve in the future. An important theme in the second volume is the emphasis on the room that tort law should give to market competition, social insurance, and administrative regulation in order to enhance the capacity of these institutions to build a fairer, more sensible personal injury regime. The Chief Reporter for this project was Paul C. Weiler.
This project was formerly known as Compensation and Liability for Product and Process Injuries.
The collection, 1985-1992, includes correspondence with foundations and other agencies who funded the project, correspondence with project members and other interested parties, reports submitted to Council, consultants and advisers, and publications of the study.
- Foundation and Grant Material
- Final Report Versions
- Reporters' Study and Transcript of Meetings
Received from American Law Institute headquarters in 2001.
Processed by Jordon Steele, September 2009.
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