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Fear of Litigation

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Fear of Litigation

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A nurse who's confessed that he murdered dozens of patients continued to find work despite several stark warning signs. One possible explanation: fear of lawsuits. Disappearing seesaws, teachers who don't hug... Join Neal Conan for a look at how a fear of litigation has changed the way we work and live.

Guests:

Michelle Mello
*Assistant professor of health policy and law at the School of Public Health at Harvard University
*Conducted a study on the impact of litigation on healthcare

Richard Arum
*Professor of sociology at New York University
*Author of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority

Thomas Burke
*Associate professor of political science at Wellesley College
*Author of Lawyers, Lawsuits and Legal Rights

Michael McCann
*Professor of political science and law at the University of Washington, Seattle
*Has book coming out next spring called Distorting the Law: Politics, Media and the Litigation Crisis

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