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Production of laws and delays in court decisions

  • Di Vita, Giuseppe

In this paper we attempt to explain how the delays in civil contentiousness are related to the excessive number of laws produced. On the basis of our case study, conducted using Italian data, it is possible to affirm that the complexity of the legal system may contribute to the excessive duration of civil disputes.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 276-281

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