Are Public Nuisance Actions a Wise Way to Improve Access to Justice?
Gnarus Director Marcia E. Williams recently participated in a panel discussion sponsored by the Judicial Education Program, a division of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University. The Mason Judicial Education Program is the nation’s preeminent provider of high-quality, balanced judicial education seminars and conferences that focus on economics, finance, accounting, statistics and scientific method. The program was entitled “The Economics of Access to Civil Justice: Consumer Law, Mass Torts, and Class Actions.” The panel was titled “Are Public Nuisance Actions a Wise Way to Improve Access to Justice?” and the discussion centered on the Santa Clara, CA lead paint case. Williams discussed how challenging it can be to effectively evaluate the data in these cases as well as the data demonstrating the existence of the problem, the underlying reasons for the problem, the potential ranges of solutions, the cost of the solutions, and the implementation issues and unintended consequences associated with various solution options.
To request slides from Williams’ presentation please contact Marcia.