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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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    Insurance Legislation

    The Effect of Mandatory Insurer Reporting on Settlement Delay

    Medicare and some state Medicaid programs have taken steps to mandate reporting of personal injury awards. Analysis of a national dataset of automobile injury claims shows mandated reporting increased settlement time by an average of 36 days. Such delays could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in waiting costs each year.

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