This report uses the tools of economic theory to analyze how firms can be expected to respond to financial incentives.
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Reports the proceedings of a conference dealing with past and planned empirical investigation of the delay of litigation.
Analyzes the use of the civil justice system to decide the allocation of public services, in particular the 1975 Education for All Handicapped Children Act.
A study of the critical implementation phase of the California judicial arbitration program.
This report is an inventory of state and local trial court procedures to reduce pretrial delay of civil cases. It lists and describes techniques employed by the courts to combat pretrial delay in all 50 state court systems,...
A study of the critical implementation phase of the California judicial arbitration program. The report begins by identifying the primary objectives of the program's supporters.
Describes how the application of rule-based computer models could provide valuable information to the settlement process in civil litigation.
Merit rating is not widely used in setting medical malpractice insurance premiums. Consequently, merit rating deserves more serious attention in medical malpractice insurance.
This is an executive summary of R-2732.
An empirical analysis of malpractice premiums paid by physicians in 1976 shows that the huge range ($75 to over $50,000) reflects the multiplicative structure of rates.