58 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2006
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.
Keywords: corporate litigation, event studies, discrimination
JEL Classification: G14, G15, K40, N20
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bhattacharya , Utpal and Galpin, Neal and Haslem, Bruce, The Home Court Advantage in International Corporate Litigation. Journal of Law and Economics, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=932690