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To The Trenches: The Tort War Is Raging On

Publication Date: 
June 22, 2008
Source: 
The New York Times
Author: 
Jonathan D. Glater

Professor Robert L. Rabin is quoted in The New York Times commenting on a story about a recent get-together of American trial lawyers:

...Strikingly absent from debates over who should be able to sue whom, when and for how much is any discussion of the fairest and most effective way to make sure that true victims are appropriately compensated for injuries and that people without authentic injury are not compensated.

“That’s not the conversation we’re having,” because the only voices heard belong to advocates of one side or the other, said Robert L. Rabin, a law professor at Stanford. “Those advocates reflect advocacy interests — that is, either defense-side interests or plaintiff-side interests — rather than some overview of global fairness.”