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The Home Court Advantage in International Corporate Litigation


Utpal Bhattacharya


Indiana University - Department of Finance

Neal Galpin


University of Melbourne - Department of Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Bruce Haslem


Southern Utah University - Department of Economics and Finance

August 2006

AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper
FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. #

Abstract:     
Using a comprehensive sample of 2,361 public U.S. corporate defendants and 715 public foreign corporate defendants in U.S. federal courts in the period 1995-2000, we find that the market reaction at the announcement of a U.S. federal lawsuit is less negative for U.S. corporate defendants. We find that this market reaction is rational; U.S. firms are less likely to lose than foreign firms controlling for year, industry, type of litigation, size and profitability. This may still reflect a sample selection bias. We control for this bias, and the results remain. We thus cannot rule out that U.S. firms have a home court advantage in U.S. federal courts.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 58

Keywords: Corporate litigation, ADR, event study, home bias

JEL Classification: G12, G15, K40, N20

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Date posted: November 21, 2005 ; Last revised: June 23, 2008

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Bhattacharya , Utpal and Galpin, Neal and Haslem, Bruce, The Home Court Advantage in International Corporate Litigation (August 2006). AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper; FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. #. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=509008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.509008

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Utpal Bhattacharya (Contact Author)
Indiana University - Department of Finance ( email )
1309 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States
812-855-3413 (Phone)
812-855-5875 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.kelley.iu.edu/ubhattac/
Neal E. Galpin
University of Melbourne - Department of Finance ( email )
Faculty of Economics and Commerce
Parkville, Victoria 3010 3010
Australia
Financial Research Network (FIRN)
C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia
HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

Bruce Haslem
Southern Utah University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )
Cedar City, UT 84720
United States
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