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Economics of Legal Relationships
Reports about runaway jury awards have become so common that it is widely accepted that the US jury system needs to be 'fixed.' Proposals to limit the right to a jury trial and increase judicial discretion over awards implicitly assume that judges decide cases differently than juries. We show that there are large differences in mean awards and win rates across juries and judges. But if the types of cases coming before juries are different from those coming before judges, mean award and windoi:10.4324/9780203930885.ch14 fatcat:fjrcexhxbrg5fcodfpedotjpme