Chance and Litigation
University of Central Florida; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
September 28, 2011
Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, Fall 2011
Is the litigation game as random as a coin toss? In this paper, the author presents the results of his preliminary research regarding the randomness of litigation. Specifically, the author formulates and then test his “random litigation hypothesis”: the conjecture that the litigation game is a random process with just two possible outcomes, like a coin toss, and that the litigants to a dispute are essentially playing a game of chance when they submit their dispute to a court for resolution.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: chance and randomness, coin toss, litigation game, random litigation hypothesis, relative frequency
JEL Classification: C81, C83, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 30, 2011 ; Last revised: March 22, 2012
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