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Locking The Doors To Discovery? Assessing The Effects Of Twombly And Iqbal On Access To Discovery, Jonah B. Gelbach Jan 2012

Locking The Doors To Discovery? Assessing The Effects Of Twombly And Iqbal On Access To Discovery, Jonah B. Gelbach

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Many observers believe the Supreme Court’s Twombly and Iqbal opinions have curtailed access to civil justice. But previous empirical studies looking only at Rule 12(b)(6) grant rates have failed to capture the full effect of these cases because they have not accounted for party selection—changes in party behavior that can be expected following changes in pleading standards. In this Note, I show how party selection can be expected to undermine the empirical usefulness of simple grant-rate comparisons. I then use a conceptual model of party behavior that allows me to derive an adjusted measure of Twombly ...


The Myth Of The Fully Informed Rational Actor, Stephanos Bibas Jan 2011

The Myth Of The Fully Informed Rational Actor, Stephanos Bibas

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The Political Economy Of Fraud On The Market, William W. Bratton, Michael L. Wachter Jan 2011

The Political Economy Of Fraud On The Market, William W. Bratton, Michael L. Wachter

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The Best Available Technology Standard, Lital Helman, Gideon Parchomovsky Jan 2011

The Best Available Technology Standard, Lital Helman, Gideon Parchomovsky

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Straw, Sand, And Sophistry, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2009

Straw, Sand, And Sophistry, Stephen B. Burbank

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Time Out, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2009

Time Out, Stephen B. Burbank

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Has The Erie Doctrine Been Repealed By Congress?, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2008

Has The Erie Doctrine Been Repealed By Congress?, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Distributive Injustice And Private Law, Aditi Bagchi Sep 2007

Distributive Injustice And Private Law, Aditi Bagchi

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Imperfect rights are not held against any single person, and when violated, they do not ground a claim for any particular quantum of redress. The right to an adequate income may be an imperfect right. Because imperfect rights have been asserted only as claims against the state, and because they do not lend themselves to constitutional adjudication, they have had little traction. In my paper, I will emphasize that any claim on the state is derivative from the right held as against other citizens. Even those who believe that individuals have perfect social rights against the state should concede an ...


Rejecting “Uncontrolled Authority Over The Body”: The Decencies Of Civilized Conduct, The Past And The Future Of Unenumerated Rights, Seth F. Kreimer Jan 2007

Rejecting “Uncontrolled Authority Over The Body”: The Decencies Of Civilized Conduct, The Past And The Future Of Unenumerated Rights, Seth F. Kreimer

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When Roe v. Wade was decided, many constitutional scholars viewed it as a unique event, an aberrant invocation of unenumerated rights forged under the twin pressures of an occluded legislative process and women's urgent demands for reproductive autonomy. Three decades later, this critique is a less persuasive reading of the constitutional landscape. A generation of constitutional development and a broader view of the sweep of constitutional history situates Roe as part of a pattern of decisions protecting the bodies of "we the people" against the violence and control of the state. The pattern does not appear clearly in most ...


Responsibilities Of Judges And Advocates In Civil And Common Law: Some Lingering Misconceptions Concerning Civil Lawsuits, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Angelo Dondi Jan 2006

Responsibilities Of Judges And Advocates In Civil And Common Law: Some Lingering Misconceptions Concerning Civil Lawsuits, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Angelo Dondi

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Jury Trial And The Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2006

Jury Trial And The Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Two Valuable Treatises On Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2005

Two Valuable Treatises On Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Resolving Renvoi: The Bewitchment Of Our Intelligence By Means Of Language, Kermit Roosevelt Iii Jan 2005

Resolving Renvoi: The Bewitchment Of Our Intelligence By Means Of Language, Kermit Roosevelt Iii

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Jurisdictional Conflict And Jurisdictional Equilibration: Paths To A Via Media, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2004

Jurisdictional Conflict And Jurisdictional Equilibration: Paths To A Via Media, Stephen B. Burbank

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Semtek, Forum Shopping, And Federal Common Law, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2002

Semtek, Forum Shopping, And Federal Common Law, Stephen B. Burbank

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The United States' Approach To International Civil Litigation: Recent Developments In Forum Selection, Stephen B. Burbank Apr 1998

The United States' Approach To International Civil Litigation: Recent Developments In Forum Selection, Stephen B. Burbank

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Implementing Procedural Change: Who, How, Why, And When?, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1997

Implementing Procedural Change: Who, How, Why, And When?, Stephen B. Burbank

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The Criminal-Civil Distinction And The Utility Of Desert, Paul H. Robinson Jan 1996

The Criminal-Civil Distinction And The Utility Of Desert, Paul H. Robinson

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An Analysis Of Fee Shifting Based On The Margin Of Victory: On Frivolous Suints, Meritorious Suits, And The Role Of Rule 11, Howard F. Chang, Lucian A. Bebchuk Jan 1996

An Analysis Of Fee Shifting Based On The Margin Of Victory: On Frivolous Suints, Meritorious Suits, And The Role Of Rule 11, Howard F. Chang, Lucian A. Bebchuk

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

When plaintiffs cannot predict the outcome of litigation with certainty, neither the American rule (each litigant bears its own litigation expenses) nor the British rule (the losing litigant pays the attorneys' fees of the winning litigant) would induce optimal decisions to bring suit. Plaintiffs may bring frivolous suits when litigation costs are small relative to the amount at stake; plaintiffs may not bring meritorious suits when litigation costs are large relative to this amount. More general fee-shifting rules are based not only on the identity of the winning party but also on how strong the court perceives the case to ...


Comparative Jurisprudence (I): What Was It Like To Try A Rat?, William B. Ewald Jan 1995

Comparative Jurisprudence (I): What Was It Like To Try A Rat?, William B. Ewald

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The Reluctant Partner: Making Procedural Law For International Civil Litigation, Stephen B. Burbank Jul 1994

The Reluctant Partner: Making Procedural Law For International Civil Litigation, Stephen B. Burbank

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Foreword: The Criminal-Civil Distinction And Dangerous Blameless Offenders, Paul H. Robinson Jan 1993

Foreword: The Criminal-Civil Distinction And Dangerous Blameless Offenders, Paul H. Robinson

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The Moral Foundations Of Tort Law, Stephen R. Perry Jan 1992

The Moral Foundations Of Tort Law, Stephen R. Perry

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No abstract provided.


Compounding Or Creating Confusion About Supplemental Jurisdiction? A Reply To Professor Freer, Thomas D. Rowe Jr., Stephen B. Burbank, Thomas M. Mengler Oct 1991

Compounding Or Creating Confusion About Supplemental Jurisdiction? A Reply To Professor Freer, Thomas D. Rowe Jr., Stephen B. Burbank, Thomas M. Mengler

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A Coda On Supplemental Jurisdiction, Stephen B. Burbank, Thomas D. Rowe Jr., Thomas M. Mengler Jan 1991

A Coda On Supplemental Jurisdiction, Stephen B. Burbank, Thomas D. Rowe Jr., Thomas M. Mengler

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Hold The Corks: A Comment On Paul Carrington's "Substance" And "Procedure" In The Rules Enabling Act, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1989

Hold The Corks: A Comment On Paul Carrington's "Substance" And "Procedure" In The Rules Enabling Act, Stephen B. Burbank

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Proposals To Amend Rule 68 - Time To Abandon Ship, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1986

Proposals To Amend Rule 68 - Time To Abandon Ship, Stephen B. Burbank

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Sanctions In The Proposed Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure: Some Questions About Power, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1983

Sanctions In The Proposed Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure: Some Questions About Power, Stephen B. Burbank

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An Historical And Critical Analysis Of Interpleader, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Myron Moskovitz Jan 1964

An Historical And Critical Analysis Of Interpleader, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Myron Moskovitz

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