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The Welfare Implications of Costly Litigation for the Level of Liability

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  • Polinsky, A Mitchell
  • Rubinfeld, Daniel L

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  • Polinsky, A Mitchell & Rubinfeld, Daniel L, 1988. "The Welfare Implications of Costly Litigation for the Level of Liability," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 17(1), pages 151-164, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlstud:v:17:y:1988:i:1:p:151-64
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    11. Miceli Thomas J., 2008. "A Note on the Social versus Private Value of Suits when Care is Bilateral," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 373-382, October.
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    16. Miceli, Thomas J. & Stone, Michael P., 2014. "“Piggyback” lawsuits and deterrence: Can frivolous litigation improve welfare?," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 49-57.
    17. Bartsch, Elga, 1995. "Environmental liability, imperfect information and multidimensional pollution control," Kiel Working Papers 690, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    18. Shavell, Steven, 1999. "The level of litigation: private versus social optimality of suit and of settlement," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 99-115, March.
    19. Hylton Keith N, 2006. "Property Rules and Liability Rules, Once Again," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 2(2), pages 137-191, September.
    20. Innes, Robert, 1999. "Optimal liability with stochastic harms, judgement-proof injurers, and asymmetric information1," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 181-203, June.
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    23. Oren Bar-Gill & Lucian A. Bebchuk, 2007. "Consent and Exchange," NBER Working Papers 13267, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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