Civil Warriors

The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry

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Author: Dan Zegart

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385319362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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An examination of the campaign against big tobacco looks at the lawyers, journalists, whistle blowers, and ordinary citizens who have taken part in this legal drama.

Die zivilrechtliche Haftung der Tabakindustrie

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Author: Christian Thiele

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161481666

Category: Law

Page: 298

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English summary: Christian Thiele examines the liability of tobacco manufacturers for tobacco-related illnesses. He reviews the history of tobacco litigation in the United States and presents a thorough analysis of U.S. procedural and product liability law as it relates to such litigation. Based on this analysis of U.S. law, he explores whether there is a viable legal basis for claims for tobacco-related illnesses under German law. German description: Seit einiger Zeit sorgen in den USA Schadensersatzurteile gegen die Tabakindustrie in Milliardenhohe fur erhebliches Aufsehen. Mittlerweile sind entsprechende Klagen von Rauchern auch in Deutschland anhangig. Vor diesem Hintergrund liefert Christian Thiele eine Darstellung der historischen Entwicklung der Tabakklagen in den USA sowie eine nach Anspruchsgrundlagen geordnete umfassende und systematische Analyse des diesen Klagen zugrunde liegenden US-amerikanischen Haftungs- und Prozessrechts. Daneben untersucht er das deutsche Recht, soweit es fur Anspruche geschadigter Raucher von Bedeutung ist. Die in Deutschland vorherrschende Auffassung, nach der Tabakklagen hierzulande keine Aussicht auf Erfolg haben, unterzieht er anhand der aus der Analyse des US-amerikanischen Rechts gewonnenen Erkenntnisse einer kritischen Uberprufung.

Profit oder Gemeinwohl?

Fallstudien zur gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung von Wirtschaftseliten

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Author: Peter Imbusch,Dieter Rucht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531905775

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Das Buch analysiert anhand von neun Fallstudien aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen Aspekte der gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung von Wirtschaftseliten. Es fragt nach den Ursachen und Bedingungen eines gesellschaftlichen Engagements, aber auch nach den Gründen für die Ablehnung von Verantwortung.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

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Author: New York Times Staff,Of The Ny Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2500

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Up in Smoke

From Legislation to Litigation in Tobacco Politics

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Author: Martha A. Derthick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304647

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Now, with a brand new 3rd edition, the book returns to "ordinary politics" and the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which gave the FDA broad authority to regulate both the manufacture and marketing of tobacco products. Derthick shows our political institutions working as they should, even if slowly, with partisanship and interest group activity playing their part in putting restraints on cigarette smoking.

Tobacco Industry and Smoking

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Author: Fred C. Pampel

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 1663

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Your Father's Voice

Letters for Emmy About Life with Jeremy--and Without Him After 9/11

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Author: Lyz Glick,Dan Zegart

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466853174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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It seemed like just plain bad luck. On September 11, 2001, Jeremy Glick boarded United Flight 93 only because a fire at Newark Airport had prevented him from flying out the day before. That morning, he called his wife, Lyz, to tell her the plane had been hijacked and that he and a group of others were going to storm the cockpit, an effort that doomed Glick and his fellow passengers yet doubtless saved lives on the ground and instantly became known worldwide as a heroic moment of resistance. But Lyz wanted the couple's daughter, Emmy, only three months old when the plane crashed, to learn much more of her father's story than just the ending. Your Father's Voice narrates Lyz's struggle to come to grips with her husband's death in a series of letters from Lyz to Emmy that give a wrenching but clear-eyed account of Lyz's first years without Jeremy. The letters also portray the rebellious but charismatic star athlete who became Lyz's high school sweetheart, a national collegiate judo champion, and finally her husband. We see Lyz's medical ordeal as she tries to bring Emmy into the world, Jeremy's tender nurturing of the premature baby, and the agony of his final telephone call from the ill-fated plane. But it is during the first frantic months after the terrorist attack---as she fends off the media and fights to get the truth about what happened on Flight 93---that Lyz realizes that she and Jeremy are still deeply connected, that his love for her and Emmy endures and teaches. Soon Lyz can write to Emmy that she believes it was destiny, not luck, that put a world-class martial artist like Jeremy on an airplane with other men and women who were also determined to fight back. Through it all, Lyz pragmatically details the challenges of a single parent raising a daughter in the aftermath of horrific tragedy, and urges Emmy to listen for what Lyz can still hear when the wind is right: her father's voice.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Nation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Tobacco Control

Comparative Politics in the United States and Canada

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Author: Donley T. Studlar

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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This book is a revealing exploration and comparison of the development of North American policies and the influence these policies are having in the attempt to regulate a major international business in the interests of public health.

Law and Popular Culture

Text, Notes, and Questions

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Author: N.A

Publisher: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender

ISBN: N.A

Category: Culture and law

Page: 550

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U.C. Davis Law Review

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Author: University of California, Davis. School of Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Fault Lines

Tort Law as Cultural Practice

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Author: David Engel,Michael McCann

Publisher: Stanford Law Books

ISBN: 9780804756143

Category: Law

Page: 402

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Tort law, a fundamental building block of every legal system, features prominently in mass culture and political debates. As this pioneering anthology reveals, tort law is not simply a collection of legal rules and procedures, but a set of cultural responses to the broader problems of risk, injury, assignment of responsibility, compensation, valuation, and obligation. Examining tort law as a cultural phenomenon and a form of cultural practice, this work makes explicit comparisons of tort law across space and time, looking at the United States, Europe, and Asia in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It draws on theories and methods from law, sociology, political science, and anthropology to offer a truly interdisciplinary, pathbreaking view. Ultimately, tort law, the authors show, nests within a larger web of relationships and shared discursive conventions that organize social life.