Options for Reforming Certain Types of Torts

Most of the recent Congressional attention on tort reform has focused on specific types of claims, particularly those arising from medical malpractice or asbestos exposure and those litigated as class actions. Proposals that target those types of claims often include the application of one or more of the broad approaches discussed above, but they generally also include some options that reflect more specifically the nature of the particular claims. This section discusses some of those narrower options.

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