Whither Repeat Players?

49 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2021 Last revised: 19 May 2022

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Vadim Volkov

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP)

Dmitriy Skougarevskiy

European University at St. Petersburg

Ruslan Kuchakov

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP)

Date Written: May 19, 2022

Abstract

This paper tests the party capability theory of Galanter (1974) using the universe of legal entities and their 9.8 million commercial disputes in Russia in 2012–2019. We find that repetitiveness is negatively associated with litigation success in general. We explain this by selection into litigation. Entities engaged in unfair business practices are repeatedly selected into disputes as respondents becoming repeat players in spite of themselves. We argue that repetitiveness should be decoupled from party capability and urge for conceptual revision of the notion of a RP in court.

Keywords: Galanter, Party Capability Theory, Repetitiveness, 'Haves'

JEL Classification: K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Volkov, Vadim and Skougarevskiy, Dmitriy and Kuchakov, Ruslan, Whither Repeat Players? (May 19, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3744017 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3744017

Vadim Volkov

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) ( email )

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Dmitriy Skougarevskiy

European University at St. Petersburg ( email )

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St. Petersburg, 191187
Russia

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Ruslan Kuchakov (Contact Author)

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) ( email )

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St. Petersburg, 191187
Russia

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