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1991

Duke Law

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From “Cases” To “Litigation”, Judith Resnik Jul 1991

From “Cases” To “Litigation”, Judith Resnik

Law and Contemporary Problems

Changes in attitude and practice about the propriety of resolving cases in groups as part of one litigation are documented. The aggregation of civil cases is discussed.


“The One-Eyed Are Kings”: Improving Congress’S Ability To Regulate The Use Of Judicial Resources, Larry Kramer Jul 1991

“The One-Eyed Are Kings”: Improving Congress’S Ability To Regulate The Use Of Judicial Resources, Larry Kramer

Law and Contemporary Problems

Improving the ability of Congress to regulate the use of judicial resources is discussed. Reducing caseload growth in the federal courts, assuring that judicial resources are utilized effectively and a proposed agency that would structure jurisdiction under particular legislation are discussed.


A Judge’S View Of Congressional Action Affecting The Courts, Avern Cohn Jul 1991

A Judge’S View Of Congressional Action Affecting The Courts, Avern Cohn

Law and Contemporary Problems

A comment on Larry Kramer's article suggesting an addition to the mechanisms of congressional review of proposed legislation that has an impact on the work of federal courts is presented. The Office of Technology Assessment's present job for Congress in this respect is evaluated.


“Users United”: The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990, Jeffrey J. Peck Jul 1991

“Users United”: The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990, Jeffrey J. Peck

Law and Contemporary Problems

The implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, a law designed to improve the management of the civil justice system, is discussed. The substantive components of the law and the process that led to its enactment are addressed.


Science In The Court: Is There A Role For Alternative Dispute Resolution, Deborah R. Hensler Jul 1991

Science In The Court: Is There A Role For Alternative Dispute Resolution, Deborah R. Hensler

Law and Contemporary Problems

It is suggested that alternative dispute resolution procedures might remedy perceived problems in court procedures for dealing with scientific questions in medical malpractice, product liability and toxic tort litigation.


Mass Justice: The Limited And Unlimited Power Of Courts, Mark A. Peterson, Molly Selvin Jul 1991

Mass Justice: The Limited And Unlimited Power Of Courts, Mark A. Peterson, Molly Selvin

Law and Contemporary Problems

The role of courts in mass tort litigation is examined. The courts' interests in such cases, the power that courts have to aggregate claims, limits on that power and the flexibility that courts have to get around limits are discussed. Ways that courts' interests in resolving mass tort litigation interfere with judicial promulgation and consistent application of legal rules are also discussed.


Comment On Peterson And Selvin, Lea Brilmayer Jul 1991

Comment On Peterson And Selvin, Lea Brilmayer

Law and Contemporary Problems

A comment on an article by Peterson and Selvin dealing with the role of courts as participants in the resolution of mass tort cases is presented.


Aggregating Litigation, Ralph K. Winter Jul 1991

Aggregating Litigation, Ralph K. Winter

Law and Contemporary Problems

A comment on Judith Resnik's article on the aggregation of civil cases is presented. The goals of aggregating litigation and the very circumstances in which aggregation works best in achieving those goals are discussed. The aggregation of personal injury cases is also discussed.