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Settlement (litigation)

About: Settlement (litigation) is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 19301 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 181179 citation(s). The topic is also known as: legal settlement.

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01 Jan 1920

1,483 citations

01 Jan 2007
Abstract: The problem, Clark says, is tha only societies that have long stories of settlement and security seem to develop the cultural characteristics and effective workforces that enable economic growth. For many societies that have not enjoyed long periods of stability, industrialization has not been a blessing.

973 citations

15 Jan 2002
Abstract: List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Acknowledgments xiii PART ONE: THEORY 1 1. Introduction 3 2. Theory and Hypotheses 19 PART TWO: DATA AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 45 3. Measuring the Variables 47 4. Quantitative Tests 70 5. A Closer Look at the Findings 92 PART THREE: CASE STUDIES 109 6. Negotiating for Security Guarantees: The Civil War in Zimbabwe 113 7. The Breakdown of Rwanda's Peace Process 143 8. Explaining the Resolution of Civil Wars 160 Appendix 1 169 Appendix 2 171 Bibliography 177 Index 193

911 citations

01 Jan 1986
Abstract: UNDERSTANDING DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION Approaches to Managing and Resolving Conflict How Mediation Works LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR EFFECTIVE MEDIATION Initial Contacts with the Disputing Parties Selecting a Strategy to Guide Mediation Collecting and Analyzing Background Information Designing a Detailed Plan for Mediation Building Trust and Cooperation CONDUCTING PRODUCTIVE MEDIATION Beginning the Mediation Session Defining Issues and Setting an Agenda Uncovering Hidden Interests of the Disputing Parties Generating Options for Settlement REACHING A SETTLEMENT Assessing Options for Settlement Final Bargaining Achieving Formal Settlement Strategies for Dealing with Special Situations

854 citations

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Abstract: A model of parties' litigation and settlement decisions under imperfect information is studied. The model shows how informational asymmetry influences parties' decisions, and how it might lead to parties' failure to settle. The model is used to identify how the likelihood of settlement and the settlement amount are shaped by various factors--the size of the amount at stake, the magnitude of the parties' litigation costs, and the nature of the parties' information. The model is also used to examine how the likelihood of settlement is affected by various legal rules, such as those governing the allocation of litigation costs.

820 citations

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