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Speaker's Resource: Key Reference Citations




Key Reference Citations

Throughout the Speaker's Resource, some publications are cited many times. Rather than providing a full citation in every location, we provide the full citation only in this listing.  The materials are listed in alphabetical order by Author's Last Name (or publisher if there is no specific author listed).  Where a PDF is available for download, the link is shown at the end of the citation.


Author's Last Name   Full Citation

American Medical Association



Statement of the AMA to the Committee on Small Business, U.S. House of Representatives, "RE: Medical Liability Reform: Stopping the Skyrocketing Cost of Health Care", American Medical Association, Feb 17, 2005   PDF

American Tort Reform Foundation

  "Judicial Hellholes 2008/2009"  American Tort Reform Foundation, 2008

Congressional Budget Office


"The Economics of U.S. Tort Liability: A Primer", October 1, 2003  PDF

Council of Economic Advisors


“Who Pays For Tort Liability Claims?  An Economic Analysis of the U.S. Tort Liability System” April 2002   PDF

Crain, Crain, McQuillan, Abramyan

  Nicole V. Crain, W. Mark Crain, Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hovannes Abramyan, "Tort Law Tally How State Tort Reforms Affect Tort Losses and Tort Insurance Premiums"  Pacific Research Institute, January 2009



Steven B. Hantler and Robert E. Norton, “Coupon Settlements: The Emperor’s Clothes of Class Actions”, The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, Fall 2005


Steven B. Hantler, "Minimizing the Damage From Lawsuits", PRWeek, June 27, 2005  PDF


Steven B. Hantler, "New Core Competencies For The Litigation Manager", Litigation Management Magazine, 2003.  PDF



Steven B. Hantler, "The Mounting Assault by Trial Lawyers, Inc.", Chief Executive Magazine, July 2004, Vol 200.  PDF


Steven B. Hantler, "The Seven Myths of Highly Effective Plaintiffs Lawyers", Manhattan Institute, No. 42, April 2004   PDF


Steven B. Hantler, "Trial by Newswire", Litigation Management Magazine, 2003.  PDF

Hensler, et. al.


Deborah R. Hensler, Bonnie Dombey-Moore, Beth Giddens, Jennifer Gross, Erik K. Moller, Nicholas M. Pace, “Class Action Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain”, Rand Institute of Civil Justice, 2000

Manhattan Institute


"Trial Lawyers,  Inc., A Report on the Lawsuit Industry in America", Manhattan Institute, 2003   PDF   website



"Trial Lawyers, Inc.: California, A Report on the Lawsuit Industry in California", Manhattan Institute, 2005  PDF   website



Bernie Marcus, “Solutions for the Litigation Crisis” The Philanthropy Roundtable, May/June 2004  PDF

McQuillan, Abramyan

  Lawrence J. McQuillan and Hovannes Abramyan, "U. S. Tort Liability Index 2008 Report"  Pacific Research Institute, March 2008



Richard H. Nicolaides, Jr., “U.S. Tort Reform and the Implications on Insurance Risk within the U.S. Market”, Presented to The Non-Life Insurance Institute, The General Insurance Association of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, July 15, 2004  PDF



Walter K. Olson, The Rule of Lawyers, St. Martin's Press, 2003



Walter K. Olson, The Litigation Explosion, St. Martin's Press, 2003

Pacific Research Institute


“Jackpot Justice:  The True Cost of America's Tort System" Pacific Research Institute, March 2007 PDF   website


  Senator Charlie Ross, "Winning the Tort War in Mississippi: Keys for Success in other States" American Tort Reform Association, 2004

(Towers Perrin)Tillinghast


"U.S. Tort System Costs:  2004 Update - Trends and Findings on the Cost of the U.S. Tort System", 2004  PDF

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services



Office of the Assistant Secretary For Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, "Confronting the New Health Care Crisis: Improving Health Care Quality and Lowering Costs By Fixing Our Medical Liability System", July 24, 2002   PDF

Washington Legal Foundation


“Conversations With…The Honorable Dick Thornburgh, The Honorable Jeb Bush, The Honorable John Engler, Steve Hantler, The Issue: Legal Reform – A View from the States”, Washington Legal Foundation, Spring 2005  PDF website





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