A study of the critical implementation phase of the California judicial arbitration program.
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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.
Plaintiff attorneys on personal injury cases are typically paid a contingent fee. Contingent fees are widely believed to induce excessive litigation and are increasingly regulated.
A theoretical and empirical analysis of the disposition of malpractice claims compares the actual outcomes with the legal standard of payment equal to damages, if, and only if, negligence occurred.
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.
This document presents a review of the major issues of current concern to insurers, employers, workers, and government agencies regarding workers' compensation law.
This is an executive summary of R-2716-ICJ.