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An Rx for the Product Liability Epidemic

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Publication Date: May 1985

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Milton R. Copulos

Topic: Law and ethics (Liability, torts, and personal injury)

Keywords: Legal issues

Type: Report


The problem of product liability has its roots in the broader question of tort law reform. As the costs of a litigous society become increasingly apparent, so too does the need to place some restraint on its continued growth. This can only be accomplished through the institution of a uniform standard of liability, along with a reasonable set of rules under which liability actions can be brought.