Mark A. Behrens & Andrew W. Crouse Review Shakedown: How Corporations, Government and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process by Robert A. Levy
October 8, 2004Mark A. Behrens, Andrew W. Crouse
Cato Institute Senior Fellow Robert A. Levy’s latest book, Shakedown: How Corporations, Government and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process, is a provocative, bare knuckles assault on what Levy calls “government-sponsored extortion using the courts.” Specifically, he argues that the tort trend of “regulation through litigation” and the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Microsoft illustrate how the tort and antitrust systems have become avenues for “exploitation” rather than justice. Levy’s suggested fixes reflect his purest libertarian
thinking and steadfast dedication to principles of federalism....