Court Congestion and the Decision to Litigate or Settle

31 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2008

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Nathalie Chappe

University of Burgundy Franche-Comté

Date Written: February 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper analyses the problem of court congestion. We focus on how individual's decision whether to commit an illegal act and victim's decision whether to bring a suit are influenced by the presence of court congestion. We show that the standard results of the perception models may be totally reverse in presence of congestion.

Keywords: Litigation, congestion, settlement

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Chappe, Nathalie, Court Congestion and the Decision to Litigate or Settle (February 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=670682 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.670682

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