Testing for Change in Procedural Standards , with Application to Bell Atlantic

  title={Testing for Change in Procedural Standards , with Application to Bell Atlantic},
  author={William J. Hubbard},
Quantifying change in legal standards—in the sense of change in the propensity of judges to decide cases a certain way—presents a vexing problem. In response to a change in the behavior of courts, plaintiffs and defendants will adjust their patterns of filing and settling cases. Models of the selection of disputes for litigation predict that when legal standards change, the rate at which plaintiffs prevail in litigation will not predictably change; if so, changes in legal standards cannot be… CONTINUE READING


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