The dustjacket for this already provocatively entitled book continues with the additional legend: "Only the Lawyers Win-Most people get nothing. A few get too much. A proposal for reform." This addition to the title of the book gives appropriate, if not exact, warning that a reader is about to fall under the influence of a spell-binding author, whose sense of theatre equals that of the lawyers whose exploits he exposes. It does not, however, prepare one for his serious analysis, arguments, and proposals concerning how law should distribute the losses of accidental injuries which occur in our society.
Cornelius J. Peck,
The Lawsuit Lottery, by Jeffrey O'Connell (1979),
56 Wash. L. Rev.
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