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A System with Few Claims: Products Liability

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Americans file 30,000 product liability suits a year; Japanese file perhaps 100-300. The difference does not lie in legal doctrine: on the substantive law of products liability, the US and Japan are ... More


Revisiting American Exceptionalism: Democracy and the Regulation of Corporate Governance: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania in Comparative Context

Naomi R. Lamoreaux

in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The legal rules governing businesses’ organizational choices have varied across nations along two main dimensions: the number of different forms that businesses can adopt; and the extent to which ... More


The Shrinking Big N: Rule-Making Incentives of the Tightening Oligopoly in Auditing

Karthik Ramanna

in Political Standards: Corporate Interest, Ideology, and Leadership in the Shaping of Accounting Rules for the Market Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210742
eISBN:
9780226210889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210889.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides evidence on the role of auditors in accounting rulemaking – particularly the Big Four audit firms that dominate the industry. These large audit firms are among the few players ... More


Apportioning Liability

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the practice of apportioning liability in ancient Greece. It explains that collective liability avoids challenges in determining individual liability in groups and discusses the ... More


Judging Corporate Recklessness

Reid Hastie, David A. Schkade, and John W. Payne

in Punitive Damages: How Juries Decide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226780146
eISBN:
9780226780160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780160.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

How do individual jurors comprehend evidence, instructions on the law, and then reason to a verdict regarding liability for punitive damages? This chapter reports on a study of juror and jury ... More


Playing Games

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter reveals the effects of an abandoned substantive corporate criminal law, where prosecutorial discretion trumps liability rules; where there is a whim and arbitrariness to corporate ... More


Shifting Blame

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter questions the connection between corporate cooperation and corporate liability. This discussion is preceded by considering the fairness of trading corporate cooperation for ... More


Higher-Order Liability Rules

Ian Ayres

in Optional Law: The Structure of Legal Entitlements

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226033464
eISBN:
9780226033488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033488.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter analyzes higher-order liability rules that allow a series of reciprocal takings by the litigants. It shows that second-order liability rules (sometimes also referred to as “unconstrained ... More


Introduction

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of trust in Greece during classical and early Hellenistic periods, roughly the fifth and fourth centuries bce. ... More


Becoming Wiser: Public Policy, Developing Capacity, the Law, and Legal Assent

Jennifer Ann Drobac

in Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: "Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226301013
eISBN:
9780226301150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301150.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 10 explores legal reforms for sexual harassment law. It suggests “legal assent” as a substitute for adolescent “consent.” This proposal affords teenagers the chance to revoke their “consent” ... More


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