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Michael D. Green

Bess and Walter Williams Distinguished Chair

Phone: 336.758.4842
Location: Worrell 3349

 Books and Chapters in Books

  • Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (8th ed. 2006) (with Marc Franklin and Robert Rabin).
  • Products Liability: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2006) (with David Fischer, William C. Powers, and Joe Sanders).
  • Multiple Tortfeasors Under U.S. Law, in Unification of Tort Law: Multiple Tortfeasors 259 (W.V. Horton Rogers ed. 2004).
  • Products Liability: Cases and Materials (3d ed. 2002) (with David Fischer, William C. Powers, and Joe Sanders).
  • Restatement (Third) of Torts: Apportionment of Liability (2000) (with William C. Powers, Jr.).
  • Reference Guide on Epidemiology (with Michal Freedman and Leon Gordis), in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (2d ed. 2000) (published by the Federal Judicial Center for federal judges).
  • Bendectin and Birth Defects: The Challenges of Mass Toxic Substances Litigation (U. Pa. Press 1996).
  • P. LeBel, D. Owen & M. Green, Products Liability Problems (1995).
  • Reference Guide on Epidemiology (with Linda Bailey and Leon Gordis), in Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (1994).
  • P. Keeton, D. Owen, J. Montgomery & M. Green, Case and Statutory Supplement to Products Liability and Safety (2d ed. 1993).
  • Tort Law, Deterrence and Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?, in National Academy of Sciences--Building Research Board, The Role of Public Agencies in Fostering New Technology and Innovation in Building (A. Lemer & D. Dibner eds. 1992).
  • The Private Law Implications of Regulatory Risk Communication in the United States, in Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Risks (M. Baram & D. Partan eds. 1990).
  • P. Keeton, D. Owen, J. Montgomery & M. Green, Teacher's Manual for Products Liability and Safety (1990).
  • P. Keeton, D. Owen, J. Montgomery & M. Green, Products Liability and Safety (2d ed. 1989).


  • Duty Wars, __ S. Cal. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2008) (with J. Cardi).
  • Second Thoughts on Asbestos Apportionment, __ Sw. U. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2008).
  • Substantial Factors and Factual Causation: A Tribute to David Fischer, ___ Mo. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2008) (with J. Sanders and W. Powers).
  • A Future for Asbestos Apportionment?, 12 Conn. Ins. L.J. 315 (2006).
  • Apportionment, Victim Reliance, and Fraud: A Commentary, 48 Ariz. L. Rev. 1027 (2006).
  • The Impact of the Jury on American Tort Law, in European Tort Law 2005 (Helmut Koziol & Barbara C. Steininger eds. (2006)).
  • The Intersection of Factual Causation and Damages, 55 DePaul L. Rev. 671 (2006).
  • The Future of Proportional Liability, in Exploring Tort Law (Stuart Madden ed. (2005)).
  • The Magic of Gary’s Scholarship, 50 UCLA L. Rev. 337 (2002).
  • Ascertaining Customary Care in Malpractice Cases: Asking Those Who Know, 37 Wake Forest L. Rev. 699 (2002) (with Tim Cramm and Arthur Hartz).
  • The Unanticipated Ripples of Comparative Negligence: Superseding Cause in Products Liability and Beyond, 53 S.C. L. Rev. 1103 (2002).
  • Physician Surveys to Assess Customary Care in Medical Malpractice Cases, 17 J. Gen Int. Med.546 (2002) (with Arthur Hartz et al.).
  • Apportionment of Liability, 10 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol. 30 (2000) (with William C. Powers, Jr.).
  • A. Leo Levin: A Fond Tribute to the Master of the Classroom, 148 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1357 (2000).
  • Tort Law Deference to FDA Regulation of Medical Devices, 88 Geo. L.J. 2119 (2000) (with William B. Schultz).
  • Prescription Drugs, Alternative Designs, and the Restatement (Third): Preliminary Reflections, 30 Seton Hall L. Rev. 207 (1999).
  • The Road Less Well Traveled (And Seen): Contemporary Law Making in Products Liability, 49 DePaul L. Rev. 377 (1999).
  • Cipollone Revisited: A Not So Little Secret About the Scope of Cigarette Preemption, 82 Iowa L. Rev. 1257 (1998).
  • Safety as an Element of Pharmaceutical Quality: The Respective Roles of Regulation and Tort Law, 42 St. Lou. U.L. Rev. 163 (1998).
  • Fairness and Successor Liability: The Limits of the Common Law Process, 8 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol. 119 (1998).
  • The Impact of Daubert on Statistically-Based Evidence in the Courts, 1998 Proc. Sec. Stat. Epidem. 35.
  • Legacies of the Bendectin Case (book review), 278 Sci. 1574 (1997).
  • Negligence = Economic Efficiency: Doubts >, 75 Tex. L. Rev. 1605 (1997).
  • Statutory Compliance and Tort Liability: Examining the Strongest Case, 20 U. Mich. J.L. Ref. 461 (1997).
  • Science is to Law as the Burden of Proof is to Significance Testing (book review), 37 Jurimetrics J. 205 (1997).
  • When Science Clashes With Law (book review), Chem. & Eng. News, at 63 (Nov. 25, 1996).
  • The Schizophrenia of Risk-Benefit Analysis in Design Defect Litigation, 48 Vand. L. Rev. 609 (1995).
  • Successors and CERCLA: The Imperfect Analogy to Products Liability and an Alternative Proposal, 87 Nw. U.L. Rev. 897 (1993).
  • Relief at the Frying of Frye: Reflections on Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 1 Shep. Expert & Sci. Evid. Q. 43 (1993).
  • Expert Witnesses and Sufficiency of Evidence in Toxic Substances Litigation: The Legacy of Agent Orange and Bendectin Litigation, 86 Nw. U.L. Rev. 643 (1992).
  • The Supreme Court and the Products Liability Crisis: Lessons from Boyle's Government Contractor Defense, 63 S. Cal. L. Rev. 637 (1990) (with R. Matasar).
  • When Toxic Worlds Collide: Prescriptions for Regulatory and Common Law Reform for Risk Communication, 13 Harv. Envt'l. L. Rev. 209 (1989).
  • The Paradox of Statutes of Limitations in Insidious Disease Litigation, 76 Calif. L. Rev. 965 (1989).
  • Contingent Attorneys' Fees: Theory and Experience, 62 J.L. Inst. Vict. 1182 (1988).
  • Successor Liability: The Superiority of Statutory Reform to Protect Products Liability Claimants, 72 Cornell L. Rev. 17 (1986).
  • The Inability of Offensive Collateral Estoppel to Fulfill Its Promise: An Examination of Estoppel in Asbestos Litigation, 70 Iowa L. Rev. 141 (1984).
  • From Here to Attorney's Fees: Certainty, Efficiency and Fairness in the Journey to the Appellate Courts, 69 Cornell L. Rev. 207 (1984).
  • Comparative Fault and Damages in Relational Interest Tort Litigation (unpublished for Iowa CLE 1986).

Work in Progress

  • Medical Technology and Products Liability.
  • The Daubert Sleight of Hand: Substituting Reliability, Methodology, and Reasoning for an Old Fashioned Sufficiency of the Evidence Test.
  • The Impact of Reform of Land Possessor Duties on Liability.