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Can The Dark Arts Of The Dismal Science Shed Light On The Empirical Reality Of Civil Procedure?, Jonah B. Gelbach Jan 2014

Can The Dark Arts Of The Dismal Science Shed Light On The Empirical Reality Of Civil Procedure?, Jonah B. Gelbach

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Litigation involves human beings, who are likely to be motivated to pursue their interests as they understand them. Empirical civil procedure researchers must take this fact seriously if we are to adequately characterize the effects of policy changes. To make this point concrete, I first step outside the realm of civil procedure and illustrate the importance of accounting for human agency in empirical research. I use the canonical problem of demand estimation in economics to show how what I call the “urn approach” to empirical work fails to uncover important empirical relationships by disregarding behavioral aspects of human action. I ...


Thinking, Big And Small, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2013

Thinking, Big And Small, Stephen B. Burbank

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Intellectual Property Defenses, Gideon Parchomovsky, Alex Stein Jan 2013

Intellectual Property Defenses, Gideon Parchomovsky, Alex Stein

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In this Essay, we offer an integrated theory of intellectual property defenses. We demonstrate that all intellectual property defenses can be fitted into three conceptual categories: general, individualized and class defenses. A general defense is the inverse of a right in rem. It goes to the validity of the intellectual property right asserted by the plaintiff, and when raised successfully it relieves not only the actual defendant, but also the public at large, of the duty to comply with the plaintiff’s intellectual property right. An individualized defense, as we define it, is the inverse of an in personam right ...


They Were Meant For Each Other: Proffessor Edward Cooper And The Rules Enabling Act, Anthony J. Scirica, Mark R. Kravitz, David F. Levi, Lee H. Rosenthal Jan 2013

They Were Meant For Each Other: Proffessor Edward Cooper And The Rules Enabling Act, Anthony J. Scirica, Mark R. Kravitz, David F. Levi, Lee H. Rosenthal

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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A Wise Man Of The Law, Anthony J. Scirica Jan 2010

A Wise Man Of The Law, Anthony J. Scirica

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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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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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Offer-Of-Judgment Rules And Civil Litigation: An Empirical Study Of Automobile Insurance Litigation In The East, Tom Baker, Albert H. Yoon Jan 2006

Offer-Of-Judgment Rules And Civil Litigation: An Empirical Study Of Automobile Insurance Litigation In The East, Tom Baker, Albert H. Yoon

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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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Procedure, Politics And Power: The Role Of Congress, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2004

Procedure, Politics And Power: The Role Of Congress, Stephen B. Burbank

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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

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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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

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Lawyers On The Auction Block: Evaluation And Selection Of Class Counsel By Auction, Jill E. Fisch Jan 2002

Lawyers On The Auction Block: Evaluation And Selection Of Class Counsel By Auction, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The lead counsel auction has attracted increasing attention. Auction advocates mgue that auctions introduce competitive market forces that improve the selection and compensation of class counsel. The benefits of the auction, the;' claim, include lower legal fees and better representation. Careful scrutiny reveals that auction advocates have overlooked substantial methodological problems with the design and implementation of the lead counsel auction. Even if these problems were overcome, the auction procedure is flawed: Auctions are poor tools for selecting firms based on multiple criteria, compromise the judicial role, and are unlikely to produce reasonable fee awards. Although the existing record is ...


Introduction To The Principles And Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Introduction To The Principles And Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Fundamental Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Rolf Sturner, Michele Taruffo, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Fundamental Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Rolf Sturner, Michele Taruffo, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Introduction, Anthony J. Scirica Jan 2000

Introduction, Anthony J. Scirica

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Judgment Proofing, Bankruptcy Policy, And The Dark Side Of Tort Liability, Charles W. Mooney Jr. Nov 1999

Judgment Proofing, Bankruptcy Policy, And The Dark Side Of Tort Liability, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

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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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Where's The Beef? The Interjurisdictional Effects Of New Jersey's Entire Controversy Doctrine, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1996

Where's The Beef? The Interjurisdictional Effects Of New Jersey's Entire Controversy Doctrine, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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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 ...


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

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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As Time Goes By: New Questions About The Statute Of Limitations For Rule 10b-5, Jill E. Fisch Jan 1993

As Time Goes By: New Questions About The Statute Of Limitations For Rule 10b-5, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In this Article. Professor Fisch examines the history and legacy of Lampf, Pleva, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow v. Gilberston, the controversial 1991 Supreme Court decision that established a federal statute of limitations for private causes of action brought under Rule 10b-5. In Part I Professor Fisch reviews the history of the 10b-5 statute of limitations prior to LampE Part II then analyzes both the issues resolved and questions raised by Lampf. Part III traces the congressional reaction to Lampf that culminated in the addition of section 27A to the Securities Act of 1934. In Part IV, Professor Fisch concludes by analyzing ...


Ignorance And Procedural Law Reform: A Call For A Moratorium, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1993

Ignorance And Procedural Law Reform: A Call For A Moratorium, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Captive Courts: The Destruction Of Judicial Decisions By Agreement Of The Parties, Jill E. Fisch Jan 1993

Captive Courts: The Destruction Of Judicial Decisions By Agreement Of The Parties, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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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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The Report Of The Third Circuit Task Force On Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 11: An Update, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1989

The Report Of The Third Circuit Task Force On Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 11: An Update, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.