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Lawsuits in a Market Economy: The Evolution of Civil Litigation

Stephen C. Yeazell


Some describe civil litigation as little more than a drag on the economy; others hail it as the solution to most of the country’s problems Stephen C. Yeazell argues that both positions are wrong. Deeply embedded in our political and economic systems, civil litigation is both a system for resolving disputes and a successful business model, a fact that both its opponents and its fans do their best to conceal. Lawsuits in a Market Economy explains how contemporary civil litigation in the United States works and how it has changed over the past century. The book corrects common misconceptions—some ... More

Keywords: civil, lawsuit, judgment, settlement, trial, discovery, litigation finance, litigation, lawyers, legal profession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226546254
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226546421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen C. Yeazell, author
University of California, Los Angeles