Asbestos litigation

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Published by RAND in Santa Monica, CA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Products liability -- Asbestos -- United States,
  • Asbestos industry -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Actions and defenses -- United States

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Book details

StatementStephen J. Carroll ... [et al.]
ContributionsCarroll, Stephen J., 1940-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF1297.A73 A82 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxv, 170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17173655M
ISBN 100833030787
LC Control Number2005012235

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