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  • "Federal and state regulatory agencies are increasingly making use of litigation as a means of regulation, In this book, three experts in regulatory law and theory offer a systematic analysis of the use of litigation to impose substantive regulatory measures, including a public choice-based analysis of why agencies choose to litigate in some circumstances." "The book examines three major cases in which litigation was used to achieve regulatory ends: the EPA's suit against heavy duty diesel engine manufacturers; asbestos and silica dust litigation by private attorneys; and private and state lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers. The authors argue that litigation is an inappropriate means for establishing substantive regulatory provisions, and they conclude by suggesting a variety of reforms to help curb today's growing reliance on such practice."--BOOK JACKET. © 2009 by Andrew P. Morriss, Bruce Yandle, and Andrew Dorchak. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Morriss, A. P., Yandle, B., & Dorchak, A.

publication date

  • December 2008