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Chance and Litigation


Enrique Guerra-Pujol


Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

September 28, 2011

Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, Fall 2011

Abstract:     
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, K41

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Date posted: September 30, 2011 ; Last revised: March 22, 2012

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Guerra-Pujol, Enrique, Chance and Litigation (September 28, 2011). Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, Fall 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1935087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1935087

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Enrique Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)
Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ( email )
6441 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807-3650
United States
3212065737 (Phone)
3212065662 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.barry.edu
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