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In Their Words: Attorney Views About Costs and Procedures in Federal Civil Litigation

Emery G. Lee, Thomas E. Willging
March 1, 2010
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This report presents the results of interviews of a small group of attorneys who had completed the Center's case-based survey on the costs of litigation under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The attorneys discuss the principal factors associated with higher litigation costs, particularly discovery, and they also discuss pleading standards, summary judgment, and other procedural matters.