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Fairness in Punitive Damages Awards Act hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, on S. 1554 ... July 29, 1998. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 105-928
LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8 1998g
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 103 p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL110870M
ISBN 100160583365
LC Control Number99230641

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