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Taking on Goliath: Why Personal Injury Litigation May Represent the Future of Transnational Cause Lawyering

Anne Bloom

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the background and litigation proceedings in the case of Dow Chemical Company and Shell Oil Company versus Domingo Castro Alfaro (et al.), a case in which a Texas personal ... More


‘The Instrumentality of Others’: Railway Accidents and the Courts, 1840–1875

R. W. Kostal

in Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265672
eISBN:
9780191682926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265672.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the 1840s injured railway passengers and employees alike commenced legal actions for damages. It is clear that many lawyers of the era believed that both kinds of accident victims might commence ... More


Definition and History of the Concept of Psychological Injury

William J. Koch, Kevin S. Douglas, Tonia L. Nicholls, and Melanie L. O'Neill

in Psychological Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment, and Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188288
eISBN:
9780199870486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188288.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents a coherent definition of psychological injury. Psychological injuries are stress-related emotional conditions resulting from real or imagined threats or injuries that may become ... More


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