An Empirical Study of the Federal Summary Judgment Rule

  title={An Empirical Study of the Federal Summary Judgment Rule},
  author={William P. Mclauchlan},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={427 - 459}
  • W. Mclauchlan
  • Published 1 June 1977
  • Law
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
THE operation of rules of procedure is of vital concern to the practicing attorney because the success or failure of his case may depend on those rules. Furthermore, the rules of procedure are important from the larger perspective of the operation of our judicial system in general, because they channel and structure the processing of litigation and, ultimately, influence what the outcomes of the litigation process are likely to be. Thus it is important to understand how rules of procedure… 

Civil Procedure: General Economic Analysis

The economic analysis of civil litigation has focused on the action of the litigants and on the effects of substantive and procedural rules on their behavior. This chapter focuses on the economic


supra note 52; and Bernard L. Sheintag, Summary Judgment