A scathing indictment of the growing role of junk science in our courtrooms. Peter W. Huber shows how time and again lawyers have usedand the courts have acceptedspurious claims by so-called expert witnesses to win astronomical judgments that have bankrupted companies, driven doctors out of practice, and deprived us all of superior technologies and effective, life-saving therapies.
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About the Author
Peter Huber is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, where he specializes in issues related to technology, science, and law. His previous books include Hard Green, Liability, and Galileo's Revenge. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Peter W. Huber, an M.I.T.-trained engineer and a Harvard law graduate, has also taught at M.I.T. and formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. A Manhattan Institute Fellow, he lives in Washington, D.C.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author cogently describes the way non-science is palying an important role in our society, especially in increasing medical costs and, indirectly, reducing the quality and availability of medical care.