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Study Suggests Plaintiffs Do Better By Settling Than Going To Trial

Published by on August 11, 2008

The New York Time reports that a soon-to-be-released study suggests that plaintiffs who settle cases before trial are better off than those that choose to go to trial.  The story is here.  The Ohio Employment Lawyer’s Blog has a post on the story here.  Overlawyered has an interesting but unrelated post here on the issue […]

The New York Time reports that a soon-to-be-released study suggests that plaintiffs who settle cases before trial are better off than those that choose to go to trial.  The story is here.  The Ohio Employment Lawyer’s Blog has a post on the story here

Overlawyered has an interesting but unrelated post here on the issue of cognitive bias among lawyers and judges in estimating the value of a case.  No surprise, but apparently there can be a difference of opinion among lawyers as to the value of a case and the likely outcome.  Perhaps that accounts for some of the poor outcomes in the study?

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