Litigation Realities Redux

43 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last revised: 15 Jul 2008

Date Written: May 10, 2008


Both summarizing recent empirical work and presenting new observations on each of the six phases of a civil lawsuit (forum, pretrial, settlement, trial, judgment, and appeal), the author stresses the needs for and benefits from understanding and using empirical methods in the study of the adjudicatory system's operation.

Keywords: empirical, litigation

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Clermont, Kevin M., Litigation Realities Redux (May 10, 2008). Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-006, Available at SSRN: or

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