Optimal awards and penalties when the probabilty of prevailing varies among plaintiffs by A. Mitchell Polinsky

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StatementA. Mitchell Polinsky, Daniel L. Rubinfeld.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 4507, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 4507.
ContributionsRubinfeld, Daniel L., National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL22427966M

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Optimality is defined in terms of achieving a specified degree of deterrence of potential injurers with the lowest litigation cost. Get this from a library. Optimal awards and penalties when the probabilty of prevailing varies among plaintiffs. [A Mitchell Polinsky; Daniel L Rubinfeld; National Bureau of Economic Research.].

Polinsky and Shavell (), for example, note that if the court awards penalties that are inefficiently and predictably small, then penalties based on the harm to the injured are superior to penalties based on the benefit to the by:   Plaintiffs won in 56% of trials overall.

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