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Figure 1 illustrates the equilibrium in a screening model for the case where possible damage levels are uniformly distributed [that is, all values of d are equally likely, so f(d) = 1/(dH − dL )]. 5 Thus, the likelihood of settlement is F(d∗ ) = (d∗ − dL )/(dH − dL ) = (T/p)/(dH − dL ) < 1, the likelihood of trial is (dH − dL − T/p)/(dH − dL ) > 0, and the expected total trial cost is T(dH − dL − T/p)/(dH − dL ). This last item is the social cost associated with the presence of asymmetric information.

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For example, a confidential settlement between an early plaintiff and a defendant is likely to affect the information and case viability of a later plaintiff suing the same defendant if the defendant’s culpability is, to some extent, correlated across the cases. Thus, in the section below entitled Externalities Induced by Litigant Discretionary Choice, we consider recent papers that examine how discretionary choices by one or more litigants (to create or capitalize on possible linkages among yet other litigants) generate such externalities.

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