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    Rule of Lawyers jacket new The Rule of Lawyers: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America's Rule of Law
    By Walter Olson

    The editor of this website Buy at Amazonexplores the rise of mass product liability litigation -- from tobacco and asbestos to guns and even fast food -- and charges the lawsuit industry with undermining responsibility and subverting the democratic process. 

    The Case Against Lawyers new The Case Against Lawyers

    By Catherine Crier
    Popular CourtTV host and former judge rallies legal reformers with plenty of vivid case examples and an agenda that includes loser-pays and contingeney fee reform.  A New York Times bestseller.Buy at Amazon

    Excuse Factory jacket The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law Is Paralyzing the American Workplace

    By Walter Olson

    Overlawyered.com's Buy at Amazoneditor looks at the unintended consequences of lawyering at the workplace.  (more about book)

    Litigation Explosion jacket The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit

    By Walter K. Olson

    How changes in our legal rules brought us the modern American way of suing;  by the editor of this website.  (Buy it on Bibliofind) (more about book)

    Collapse of the Common Good The Collapse of the Common Good: How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom

    By Philip K. Howard

    (Originally titled The Lost Art of Drawing the Line). Buy at AmazonThe author of The Death of Common Sense returns for a second look at how the hypertrophy of the right to sue results in "a society paralyzed by legal fear".

    Science on Trial jacket
    Science on Trial : The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case

    By Marcia Angell, M.D.

    Quietly devastating Buy at Amazonstory of how a lawyer-stoked scare outran the available science, with financially and medically disastrous results that continue today.  (review)

    The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America

    By Philip K. Howard

    Best-selling, example-laden account Buy at Amazonof how far the law has drifted from common sense: "the delights of this policy prose poem lie in its civilized tone, its perfect details, its sure sense of where the ill-made legal shoe pinches".

    Galileo's Revenge jacket
    Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom

    By Peter W. Huber

    The one book everyone should read on Buy at Amazonhow science gets stretched and abused in the American courtroom.

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