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Contingent-fee contracts in litigation: A survey and assessment

Eric Helland and Seth Seabury

Chapter 15 in Research Handbook on the Economics of Torts, 2013, pp 383-413 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: This pioneering Handbook contains specially-commissioned chapters on tort law from leading experts in the field. This volume evaluates issues of vital importance to those seeking to understand and reform the tort law and the litigation process, taking a multi-disciplinary approach, including theoretical economic analysis, empirical analysis, socio-economic analysis, and behavioral analysis. Topics discussed include products liability, medical malpractice, causation, proximate cause, joint and several liability, class actions, mass torts, vicarious liability, settlement, damage rules, juries, tort reform, and potential alternatives to the tort system. Scholars, students, legal practitioners, regulators, and judges with an interest in tort law, litigation, damages, and reform will find this seminal Handbook an invaluable addition to their libraries.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Law - Academic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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