The Myth of the Litigious Society

Author: David M. Engel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226305042
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Law

While the United States is often called the Land of the Law Suit, in reality Americans hardly sue at all. In fact, when it comes to physical injuries, over 90% of the time, we--as David M. Engel points out in his engaging and provocative book--simply lump it, making no claims against either the injurers or their insurance companies. Bringing to bear an impressive array of research and data, Engel firmly and persuasively demolishes the pervasive myth of the litigious American. But why don t most people sue whey they have been wrongfully physically injured? We have in fact a mystery, what Engel calls The Case of the Missing Plaintiff. The solution his investigation leads us to is as fascinating as it is unexpected. Engel reconstructs how people who suffer injuries actually react to them. When real people experience physical injuries, their lives, thoughts, and emotions are profoundly disrupted and compromised. They often have difficulty thinking clearly and acting decisively. Human nature, our immediate friends and families, and broader social and cultural factors all tend again injury victims making claims. And as often as one might have heard of victim-blaming, self-blame is one of the most common reactions of victims to their injuries. Ultimately Engel shows that the proliferation of law and regulations in our society is not the problem. The real problem is the law s failure to protect those who suffer wrongful injuries. Tort law is usually said to serve three purposes that even those who want to curtail law suits would agree on: to compensate losses suffered by injury victims, to deter unnecessarily risky and harmful behavior, and to correct the moral injustice that results when one person or group injures another. Engel s book clearly and powerfully shows that none of these purposes is being met and concludes his investigation with recommendations for how they might be."

Working Law

Author: Lauren B. Edelman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226400938
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre: Social Science

Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, virtually all companies have antidiscrimination policies in place. Although these policies represent some progress, women and minorities remain underrepresented within the workplace as a whole and even more so when you look at high-level positions. They also tend to be less well paid. How is it that discrimination remains so prevalent in the American workplace despite the widespread adoption of policies designed to prevent it? One reason for the limited success of antidiscrimination policies, argues Lauren B. Edelman, is that the law regulating companies is broad and ambiguous, and managers therefore play a critical role in shaping what it means in daily practice. Often, what results are policies and procedures that are largely symbolic and fail to dispel long-standing patterns of discrimination. Even more troubling, these meanings of the law that evolve within companies tend to eventually make their way back into the legal domain, inconspicuously influencing lawyers for both plaintiffs and defendants and even judges. When courts look to the presence of antidiscrimination policies and personnel manuals to infer fair practices and to the presence of diversity training programs without examining whether these policies are effective in combating discrimination and achieving racial and gender diversity, they wind up condoning practices that deviate considerably from the legal ideals.

Das Evangelium des fliegenden Spaghettimonsters

Author: Bobby Henderson
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 9783641182229
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Fiction

Am Anfang war die Nudel – und Bobby Henderson ist ihr Prophet Eine fulminante Satire über religiösen Dogmatismus und die Evolutionstheorie. Zahllose Menschen sind überzeugt zu wissen, wer die Welt erschuf und unsere Geschicke lenkt: Es ist das Fliegende Spaghettimonster. Die Glaubenssätze seiner Anhänger sind klar und überzeugend: Der Pastafarianismus steht für alles, was gut ist. Was lehnt er ab? Alles, was nicht gut ist. Und es ist ein Glaube, der sich im Einklang mit der Wissenschaft befindet. Ob Evolution, Schwerkraft oder globale Erwärmung – das vorliegende Evangelium hält für alles eine bestechend logische Erklärung bereit.

Health Law

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Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064229417
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

For more than two decades, Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems has defined the field of health law, providing a balanced overview of law as it affects patients, professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance U.S. health care. Health Law comprehensively treats topics concerns such as the oversight of quality (including the latest developments in patient safety), cost control (including consumer-directed health care), guarantees of adequate access to services, exempt-organization tax issues, transactions and relationships among health care professionals and providers, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and malpractice litigation. Written without a policy bias to fairly reflect all viewpoints, the book considers legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. It also explores the government's efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid and examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. Using carefully edited primary materials and effective classroom-tested problems, the book exposes students to the core issues in health law.

Congressional Record

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112123505
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Law

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Die Schande von Missoula

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492973359
Release Date: 2016-11-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.

Didaktik der Informatik

Author: Peter Hubwieser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540724780
Release Date: 2007-09-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Der zeitgemäße Ansatz für den Informatikunterricht: Im ersten Teil erklärt der Autor wichtige lernpsychologische Grundlagen sowie allgemeine didaktische Prinzipien. Er gibt konkrete Hinweise für die Unterrichtsplanung und -durchführung. Im zweiten Teil folgt seine Begründung für ein Pflichtfach "Informatik" vor dem Hintergrund einer differenzierten Informationsgesellschaft. Aus diesen Überlegungen leitet er einen Ansatz für den Unterricht ab, der über die Schulung reiner Programmierfertigkeiten hinausgeht. Konkrete Unterrichtspläne verdeutlichen in dieser 3., überarbeiteten und erweiterten Auflage die praktische Vermittlung der Lerninhalte.