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Paper Abstract

226. L. Bebchuk, Negative Expected Value Suits, 12/97; subsequently published in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, Peter Newman (ed), (New York: Stockton Press, 1998), Vol. 3, P-Z, 551-554 .

Abstract: This essay discusses the existing theories as to why (and when) plaintiffs with negative-expected-value suits can extract a positive settlement amount from the defendant.

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