Civil Procedure: The Economics of Civil Procedure (Turning Point Series)

Civil Procedure: Economics of Civil Procedure describes one way to make these policy tradeoffs: the approach of law-and-economics. The law-andeconomics literature has devoted a good deal of attention to procedural issues and over time developed a powerful set of analytical tools. Indeed, economics is useful for analyzing virtually every feature of the procedural system, including

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Civil Procedure: Economics of Civil Procedure describes one way to make these policy tradeoffs: the approach of law-and-economics. The law-andeconomics literature has devoted a good deal of attention to procedural issues and over time developed a powerful set of analytical tools. Indeed, economics is useful for analyzing virtually every feature of the procedural system, including burdens of pleading and proof, summary judgment, frivolous litigation, party and claim joinder rules, discovery, the class action, settlement, and alternative dispute resolution.

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Francesco Lovecchio says:

Essential The author, a professor at Boston University School of Law, manages to fit a large body of literature in a handy book of 300 pages. The content of the book is coherent with its title: The Economics of Civil Procedure; and deals with the tools of both positive and normative economics applied to the rules of civil procedure. The orientation is only toward the US law (but can be applied universally) and the goal is to provide analytical tools. The author’s academic approach is also able to fit a…

jmt says:

but the material is very easy to digest This was actually a fascinating book. It’s difficult to see how a practicing attorney could make an informed decision to go to trial without having given this one a read. Civ-pro analysis from a purely economic standpoint, but the material is very easy to digest. Absolutely does require a special understanding of economic principles / algebra / etc. I highly recommend.

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