The Stories We Tell: Intentional Harm and the Quest for Insurance Funding

Pryor, Ellen S.
June 1997
Texas Law Review;Jun97, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p1721
Academic Journal
Examines the use of underlitigating, taking into account how it relates to the other pieces of the complex tort-liability insurance regime. Reasons for the undesirability of underlitigating; Rationale for focusing concern over underlitigation; Ways to address underlitigation.


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