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Liability Rules and Pretrial Settlement

Banks, Jeffrey S. (1986) Liability Rules and Pretrial Settlement. Social Science Working Paper, 608. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The effect of different liability rules on the pretrial behavior of litigants to a civil suit is analyzed. The interaction is modeled as a game of incomplete information, where both the plaintiff and the defendant know whether or not they were negligent in actions leading to the accident. Selection criteria are used to refine the set of sequential equilibria of the game.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:608
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Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
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