Book Discussion on The Rule of Lawyers

Former Attorney General Thornburgh (1988-1991) introduced Mr. Olson. Mr. Olson discussed his book, The Rule of Lawyers: How… read more

Former Attorney General Thornburgh (1988-1991) introduced Mr. Olson. Mr. Olson discussed his book, The Rule of Lawyers: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America’s Rule of Law, published by Truman Talley Books. Mr. Olson contended that the use of class action suits by private lawyers is out of control. He asserted that excessive settlements from lawsuits against the producers of tobacco, asbestos, automobiles and breast implants are inflicting damage on the nation’s economy. He also said that lawyers receive large fees for themselves, relatively small awards for their clients, and drive entire segments of business into bankruptcy. A question and answer period followed Mr. Olson’s remarks. close

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Book Discussion on The Rule of Lawyers

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2003
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2003

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  • Feb 22, 2003 | 8:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 24, 2003 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 2003 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 2003 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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