Lawsuits, Empirical research, Forums, Pretrials, Settlements, Trials, Judgments, Appeals
Civil Procedure | Litigation
After 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 authors draw a series of lessons for understanding and using empirical methods in the study of the legal system's operation. In so doing, they generate implications for current and projected policy debates concerning litigation, while identifying areas that demand further empirical work.
Clermont, Kevin M. and Eisenberg, Theodore, "Litigation Realities" (2002). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 219.
Published in: Cornell Law Review, vol. 88, no. 1 (November 2002).