The percentage of civil cases that goes to trial has shrunk drastically since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were reformed in 1938, John Langbein writes in a recent article. But he argues that the disappearance of trials is a good thing, because the pre-trial procedures that replaced them are better at investigating facts and adjudicating outcomes.
Yale Professor John Langbein: "Good Riddance" to Civil Trials
The Litigation Daily
February 8, 2013
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