For a critical analysis of the data on which the litigiousness
claims are based, see WILLIAM HALTOM & MICHAEL MCCANN, DISTORTING THE LAW: POLITICS.
plaintiff's record of litigiousness
. While every litigant is
, the patent explosion was at its height in midcentury.
A recent study estimated that only 22 percent of malpractice claims resulted in payment to plaintiffs (Jena, Seabury, and Chandra 2011), so our measure likely underestimates litigiousness
. The MLM also provides a very limited measure of malpractice premia, but no better data source is available.
And when traders are snubbed, litigiousness
can become almost as large.
Non-practicing entities have gained the notorious nickname "patent trolls." for their litigiousness
. In general, NPEs do not manufacturer products, but rather hold onto patents only to make money off of lawsuits.
Some countries like Canada and Australia have quickly caught up to the United States in terms of D&O litigiousness
, Fallon said.
The general media often fail to distinguish between adverse events and medical errors, a practice that likely contributes to the high degree of litigiousness
experienced by today's medical professions.
IN ADDITION TO DEBATES ABOUT RACE AND sex, football also has become caught up in the nation's growing litigiousness
. Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, brothers and ESPN writers, fairly describe the National Football League as for many years a League of Denial on the subject of head injuries' severe long-term effects on mental health.
He even referred to himself as the "Litigiousness
", given his willingness to take people to court.
In her breezy but incisive prefatory material, production notes, and endnotes, she attends to many of the vulgar, provocative, and gut-busting ways in which farce "satirizes social life," with her twelve plays exploring themes ranging "[f]rom politics and religion, to learning and litigiousness
, to marriage and social class, to theology and sexuality" (xii).
Rather than studying a subset of patents linked by litigiousness
or contemporaneous court filings, I study all patent enforcement for a random sample of recently expired patents.