News and Music Discovery
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Changing Face of Litigation

As part of the Changing Face of America Series, NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports on the way the power to sue has changed both companies and consumers. The number of lawsuits filed hasn't really gone up, but more people are becoming comfortable with them as a way to attack the companies they see as irresponsible or dangerous. And the threat of litigation has businesses on the defensive.

Copyright 2001 NPR