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Tort Reform, Kiwi-Style


Peter H. Schuck


Yale University - Law School


Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 27, No. 1
Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 370

Abstract:     
American legal scholars and social scientists have long been intrigued by New Zealand's accident compensation system, which essentially abolished common law tort almost 40 years ago. This paper, prepared for a conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Common Good, provides an up-to-date account of the New Zealand system, with a focus on its treatment of two types of claims - for medical injuries and emotional distress - that raise particularly vexing boundary problems for the system. It then discusses a number of lessons that U.S. policymakers and scholars can draw from the New Zealand experience.

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Date posted: July 23, 2008 ; Last revised: February 24, 2009

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Schuck, Peter H., Tort Reform, Kiwi-Style. Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 27, No. 1; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 370. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1172122

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Peter H. Schuck (Contact Author)
Yale University - Law School ( email )
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States
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