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Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury Records

ALI.04.026

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury Records
Date [inclusive]:
1985-1992
Call Number:
ALI.04.026
Extent:
3.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This project constitutes a report to the Institute rather than by the Institute. The first volume details the legal and social concerns that gave rise to the study in the mid-1980s, and distills contemporary scholarship dealing with how well various institutions—prominently, but not exclusively, tort litigation—have performed in addressing the human and economic problems created by personal injuries. The second volume undertakes an in-depth analysis of those facets of the tort system that have proved especially troublesome in recent years and presents the Reporters’ judgments about how the tort system should evolve in the future. The collection, 1985-1992, includes correspondence with foundations and other agencies who funded the project, correspondence with project members and other interested parties, reports submitted to Council, consultants and advisers, and publications of the study.
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[Identification of item], in the Enterprise Responsibility for Personal Injury, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.026, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

This project constitutes a report to the Institute rather than by the Institute. The first volume details the legal and social concerns that gave rise to the study in the mid-1980s, and distills contemporary scholarship dealing with how well various institutions—prominently, but not exclusively, tort litigation—have performed in addressing the human and economic problems created by personal injuries. The second volume undertakes an in-depth analysis of those facets of the tort system that have proved especially troublesome in recent years and presents the Reporters’ judgments about how the tort system should evolve in the future. An important theme in the second volume is the emphasis on the room that tort law should give to market competition, social insurance, and administrative regulation in order to enhance the capacity of these institutions to build a fairer, more sensible personal injury regime. The Chief Reporter for this project was Paul C. Weiler.

This project was formerly known as Compensation and Liability for Product and Process Injuries.

Scope and Contents

The collection, 1985-1992, includes correspondence with foundations and other agencies who funded the project, correspondence with project members and other interested parties, reports submitted to Council, consultants and advisers, and publications of the study.

Arrangement note

  1. Foundation and Grant Material
  2. Correspondence
  3. Reports
  4. Final Report Versions
  5. Reporters' Study and Transcript of Meetings

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2009

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from American Law Institute headquarters in 2001.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jordon Steele, September 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Personal injuries
  • Torts

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Collection Inventory

Foundation and Grant Material, 1985-1992.

Box
3

Correspondence, 1985-1992.

Box
1
4
Folder
1

Reports, 1986-1988.

Box
1
Folder
2-14

Final Report Versions, 1989-1990.

Box
1
2
Folder
15-20
1-3

Reporters' Study and Transcript of Meeting, 1991 April-May.

Box
2
Folder
4-6