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The revolution in liability law started with personal-injury claims, and many observers have imagined, or hoped, that it would remain confined to that uniquely emotional class of cases. Not so. According to a survey by the publication Inside Litigation, quoted in the May 18 Wall Street Journal, the biggest judgments are now coming in the type of contract and business cases where the complained-of injuries are financial. Among the professions sore beset by lawsuits at the moment is one that puts out a wholly intangible "product": accounting.

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