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The RAND Institute for Civil Justice uses empirical and objective research methods to search out the root causes of system problems and identify the best fixes. We find common ground among adversaries, and interpret findings for policymakers. Our work aims to make the system more efficient and equitable for all, protecting society from the economic and social costs of a system that could become arbitrary and capricious.
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Response to Inselbuch and Sackett's Critique of RAND Reports on Asbestos Trusts and Asbestos Litigation 2016
RAND responds to a piece published in Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report that was critical of three RAND studies on asbestos litigation and bankruptcy trusts.
Benefits and Earnings Losses for Permanently Disabled Workers in California: Trends Through the Great Recession and Impacts of Recent Reforms 2016
Provides evidence on how reforms to California's state workers' compensation system have affected disability ratings and benefits and compares Permanent Partial Disability benefits to the earnings losses experienced by permanently disabled workers.
Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey and a differences-in-differences research design, this article examines whether any of several common state-level modifications to tort law affect consumer costs for auto insurance.
Interrogatories and depositions in a tort case against a bankrupt firm are less likely to reveal exposure to asbestos in the firm's product than if the case had occurred before the firm filed bankruptcy.
This report investigates whether bankruptcy reduces the likelihood that exposure to the asbestos-containing products of bankrupt parties will be identified in interrogatories and depositions. It also presents plaintiff and defense perspectives on whether the findings are a cause for concern and what, if anything, should be done in response.
Estimates the impact of Paragraph IV challenges and settlements on generic entry and evaluate the implications for drug prices and quantity.
RAND Corporation researchers review the current technical, regulatory, and economic context of the electricity market and theoretical benefits of developing a smart grid; discuss some entrepreneurial opportunities associated with smart-grid data; examine empirical evidence related to smart-grid adoption and implementation; and offer policy suggestions for overcoming identified barriers.
This report addresses the use of criminal sanctions to control corporate behavior — prosecutions both of corporations and of employees for actions taken on corporations' behalf. The authors describe the current state of the use of criminal sanctions in controlling corporate behavior, describe how the current regime developed, and offer suggestions about how the use of criminal sanctions to control corporate behavior might be improved.
Proposition 46 is a California ballot initiative to be voted on in November 2014. if approved, it will increase the state's cap on medical malpractice liability to more than $1 million and will automatically increase the cap in future years according to the rate of inflation. RAND research looks at how changes brought about by Prop 46 may affect patients, doctors, plaintiffs, lawyers, the health care industry, and the general public.