On the Relevance of the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: Tort System Outcomes Are Principally Determined by Lawyers' Rates of Return

What factors determine the volume of tort litigation and the settlement value of cases? According to this analysis, the underlying rate of negligent injury may be less important as a driving force than various factors which influence the volume of available contingent fees for the lawyers involved.

Lester Brickman, 15 Cardozo Law Review 1755-1797 (1994)



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