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The American IllnessEssays on the Rule of Law$
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F. H. Buckley

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300175219

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300175219.001.0001

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Are Americans More Litigious?

Are Americans More Litigious?

Some Quantitative Evidence

(p.69) Are Americans More Litigious?
The American Illness

J. Mark Ramseyer

Eric B. Rasmusen

Yale University Press

Americans sue more frequently than citizens do elsewhere, as evidenced by its per capita litigation rates. This chapter asks whether Americans are beset with litigation crisis. It examines the problems involved in this question and explores some quantitative evidence in state court litigation by turning to the number of civil suits filed in America.

Keywords:   litigation rates, Americans, litigation crisis, litigation, state court, civil suits, America

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