This article identifies the basis and limits of the parties' abilities to define and enforce discovery in an ex ante contract. Despite the deficiencies of litigation, the free, public dispute resolution forum of the civil justice system provides significant value in commercial disputes. That value can be used to maximum mutual advantage only if parties replace the infinite discovery permitted in conventional litigation with the finite discovery contracted in Economical Litigation Agreement (ELA) litigation. This article will help parties to understand the benefit and enforceability of the ELA.
Daniel B. Winslow and Alexandra Bedell-Healy,
Economical Litigation Agreements: The "Civil Litigation Prenup" Need, Basis, and Enforceability ,
11 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J.
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