The Effect of Fee Shifting on Litigation: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK

Helmers, Christian, Lefouili, Yassine, Love, Brian and McDonagh, Luke (2016) The Effect of Fee Shifting on Litigation: Evidence from a Court Reform in the UK. TSE Working Paper, n. 16-740, Toulouse

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Abstract

We study a U.K. court reform that established a cap on the amount of costs that a successful litigant may recover in a case litigated in the Patents County Court (PCC). We first build a model to study the mechanisms that determine the impact of a costs cap on the number of cases filed and the settlement rate. We then perform an empirical analysis taking advantage of the existence of another court that was not affected by the reform. We find that the costs cap increased the number of cases filed and decreased the settlement rate.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: December 2016
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Litigation, Fee Shifting, Intellectual Property, Court Reform, U, K
JEL codes: K41 - Litigation Process
O34 - Intellectual Property Rights - National and International Issues
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2018 14:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:31251
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/22564

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