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Kakalik, James S.

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Works: 72 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 7,672 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: AS36, 362.30973
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Most widely held works by James S Kakalik
Handicapped children : strategies for improving services by Garry D Brewer( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just, speedy, and inexpensive? : an evaluation of judicial case management under the Civil Justice Reform Act by James S Kakalik( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) required each federal district court to develop a case management plan to reduce costs and delay. The legislation also created a pilot program to test six principles of case management, and required an independent evaluation to assess their effects. This executive summary provides an overview of the purpose of the CJRA, the basic design of the evaluation, the key findings, and their policy implications. Detailed results appear in three other reports: MR-801-ICJ, which traces the stages in the implementation of the CJRA in the study districts; MR-802-ICJ, which presents the main descriptive and statistical evaluation of how the CJRA case management principles implemented in the study districts affected cost, time to disposition, and participants' satisfaction and views of fairness; and MR-803-ICJ, which describes the results of an evaluation of mediation and neutral evaluation designed to supplement the alternative dispute resolution assessment contained in the main CJRA evaluation
An evaluation of mediation and early neutral evaluation under the Civil Justice Reform Act( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) required each federal district court to develop a case management plan to reduce costs and delay. The legislation also created a pilot program to test six principles of case management, and required an independent evaluation to assess their effects. This report is one of four documents describing the evaluation, which was conducted by RAND's Institute for Civil Justice. The report describes an assessment of the effects of six different alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs that included mediation and early neutral evaluation. The study found that, once litigation had begun, referral to ADR was not a panacea, nor was it detrimental. Neither time nor costs nor lawyer views of satisfaction or fairness changed significantly as a result of referral to any of these programs; however, lawyers and litigants who participated in the programs liked them. The only statistically significant finding was that cases referred to ADR were more likely to have a monetary outcome. See also MR-800-ICJ, MR-801-ICJ, and MR-802-ICJ
Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act in pilot and comparison districts( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) required each federal district court to develop a case management plan to reduce costs and delay. The legislation also created a pilot program to test six principles of case management, and required an independent evaluation to assess their effects. This report is one of four documents describing the evaluation, which was conducted by RAND's Institute for Civil Justice. The report traces the stages in the CJRA implementation: the recommendations of the advisory groups, the plans adopted by the districts, and the plans actually implemented. The study found that all pilot districts complied with the statutory language of the act. But the amount of change varied widely, and in some districts, planned changes were not fully implemented. However, implementing the pilot plans may have heightened the consciousness of judges and lawyers and brought about some important implicit shifts in their approach to case management. See also MR-800-ICJ, MR-802-ICJ, and MR-803-ICJ
An evaluation of judicial case management under the Civil Justice Reform Act( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) required each federal district court to develop a case management plan to reduce costs and delay. The legislation also created a pilot program to test six principles of case management, and required an independent evaluation to assess their effects. This report is one of four documents describing the evaluation, which was conducted by RAND's Institute for Civil Justice. The report describes the effects of the CJRA case management principles on time to disposition, costs, and participants' satisfaction and views of fairness. The study found that the CJRA's package of case management policies, as implemented, had little effect on any of these outcomes. However, what judges do to manage cases does matter. A package of procedures containing early judicial management, early setting of a trial date, and shorter time to discovery cutoff could reduce time to disposition by 30 percent, with no change in litigation costs, satisfaction, or perceived fairness. See also MR-800-ICJ, MR-801-ICJ, and MR-803-ICJ
Costs and compensation paid in tort litigation by James S Kakalik( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was undertaken to answer the following questions: What was the total expenditure nationwide for tort litigation terminated in state and federal courts of general jurisdiction in 1985? How much of the total was spent for the various costs of the tort litigation system: plaintiffs' and defendants' legal fees and other litigation expenses, the value of litigants' time spent on the lawsuits, the value of time spent by insurance personnel, and the costs of operating the courts? How much of the total was net compensation to plaintiffs? How do litigation costs and compensation paid differ for torts involving motor vehicles and for all other torts? How fast is the tort system growing? The study indicates that plaintiffs with tort lawsuits in state and federal courts of general jurisdiction received approximately half of the $27 billion to $34 billion spent in 1985. The costs of litigation consumed the other half
Private police in the United States: findings and recommendations by James S Kakalik( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the first in a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, its present regulation, and how the law impinges on it. Intended for use by the private police industry and by the governmental agencies that regulate it, as well as by the general public, the study evaluates the benefits, costs, and risks to society of current private security and develops preliminary policy and statutory guidelines for improving future operations and regulation. This comprehensive summary draws on information contained in the other reports to develop the overall findings and recommendations of the study and estimates the trends in resource allocation to public and private security. Data are presented in four tables. Documents in the series are announced in this issue as vt 016 623-vt 016 626. (ag)
The private police industry: its nature and extent by James S Kakalik( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the second in a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, its present regulation, and how the law impinges on it. In this report, the nature, size, growth, and operation of the industry and its personnel are described, including the results of a survey of private security employees. Documents in the series are announced in this issue as vt 016 622-vt 016 626. (ag)
The private police : security and danger by James S Kakalik( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Law and private police by James S Kakalik( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is one of a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, its present regulation, and how the law impinges on it. A general discussion of the sources of legal limitations upon private police activities and personnel and sources of legal powers is included, in addition to an examination of specific legal problems raised by these activities and by the relationships between the users and providers of private security services. The legal doctrines governing particular security activities are evaluated and recommendations for improvement are presented. Documents in the series are announced in this issue as vt 016 622-vt 016 626. (ag)
Special-purpose public police by James S Kakalik( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of certain types of public police forces not having general law-enforcement responsibilities. These include reserve police, special-purpose Federal forces, special local law-enforcement agencies, and campus police. This report is one of a set of five presenting RAND's study of private police in the United States. The overall findings and study recommendations are summarized in R-869-DOJ
Current regulation of private police: regulatory agency experience and views by James S Kakalik( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the third in a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, present regulation, and the laws impinging on it. Licensing and regulation of the industry in every state and several cities are described in this volume. Extensive tables present the data on regulatory agency experience, complaints, disciplinary actions taken, and the views of 42 agencies on needed changes in regulation. Documents in this series are announced as vt 016 622-vt 016 626 in this issue. (Ag)
Costs of the civil justice system : court expenditures for various types of civil cases by James S Kakalik( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the cost of processing domestic relations, mental health, probate and guardianship, property rights and condemnation, torts contracts and other civil complaints, and other civil petitions cases. Section II details the procedures for estimating and analyzing government expenditures for processing civil cases. Section III describes how the study derived the government expenditure per judge for each of the courts in the study -- a necessary element in the cost-estimation procedure. Section IV reports the estimates of government expenditure and judge-time per civil case filed for various types of civil cases in state and federal courts. Finally, Sec. V provides estimates of the total nationwide government expenditure for processing civil cases
Discovery management : further analysis of the Civil Justice Reform Act evaluation data( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) required that each federal district court develop a case management plan to reduce costs and delay. The legislation also created a pilot program to test six principles of case management and required an independent evaluation to assess their effects. After the main evaluation report was completed, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States asked RAND to conduct further analyses of the CJRA evaluation data to see if additional light could be shed on discovery management. The report uses both descriptive tabulations and statistical techniques to assess policy effects. Management policies are evaluated when used in various combinations, such as early management in combination with discovery plans and early scheduling of a trial date. Also analyzed are subsets of cases or lawyers, such as high complexity cases only, high stakes cases only, contingent fee lawyers only, or tort cases only. For each type of case, data include time to disposition, lawyer satisfaction with judicial case management, lawyer views on the fairness of judicial case management, total lawyer work hours per litigant, lawyer work hours on discovery, and the number of discovery motions filed
Variation in asbestos litigation compensation and expenses by Rand Corporation( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes characteristics of individual claims that explain variation in compensation and expenses. The first section describes the research approach and sketches the tangled context in which spending occurs for asbestos product liability litigation. Section II presents data on the characteristics of closed claims and on the actual compensation paid and expenses incurred by plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers in 1980-1982. Section III focuses on explaining the variation in total compensation. Sections IV, V, and VI, respectively, analyze claim characteristics that help explain why certain claims receive no compensation, identify which claims proceed to trial instead of being closed before trial, and identify which claims result in punitive awards. Sections VII and VIII analyze the variations in defense and plaintiff litigation expenses. Finally, Section IX totals the expenditures and examines the ratio between litigation expense payments and net compensation
Costs of asbestos litigation by Rand Corporation( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the money spent to resolve asbestos-related injury lawsuits: who pays it, who receives it, and for what purposes. After sketching the tangled context in which spending occurs for asbestos product liability litigation in the introduction, subsequent sections analyze the actual costs incurred by plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers in the course of processing asbestos suits to resolution. The analysis focuses on net compensation (money received by injured persons after deducting litigation expenses), and on defense and plaintiff expenses (money paid to operate the legal and insurance systems through which society decides who should receive how much compensation and arranges for actual payment). Finally, the authors total the expenditures and examine the ratio between litigation expense payments and net compensation (the "overhead" costs incurred in generating one dollar in payment to an injured person)
Costs of the civil justice system : court expenditures for processing tort cases by James S Kakalik( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report deals with government expenditures for processing tort cases, drawing on available data from federal and state agencies. Section II presents data on average judge-time expended per tort cases filed, followed by data on the total government expenditure per judge in Sec. III. The average government expenditure per tort case filed is calculated in Sec. IV by multiplying the judge-time per case times the total government expenditure for all types of personnel combined and other resources used per judge-minute. Finally, Sec. V estimates the nationwide total annual government expenditure for processing tort cases
Costs and compensation paid in aviation accident litigation( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a review of more than 2,000 U.S. airline aviation accident death cases from 1970 to 1984, this report describes the characteristics of the decedents and compares the compensation paid to their survivors with the levels of economic loss they suffered. The study found that the plaintiffs received 71 percent in net compensation, and 29 percent went for transactions costs. The findings indicate that airline accident litigation has higher transactions costs, but a lower ratio of transactions costs to total expenditures than tort litigation in general
No-fault automobile insurance : a policy perspective by Stephen J Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Averting gridlock : strategies for reducing civil delay in the Los Angeles Superior Court by James S Kakalik( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delay in the disposition of civil cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court is a severe problem. Litigants who want a jury trial must now typically wait five years from the time they file their cases for the trials to begin. Time to disposition is much longer in Los Angeles than in the typical urban court and much longer than the two-year time standard. Court judges and administrators have long recognized the delay problem and have been working hard to find ways to speed the disposition of civil cases. Despite their efforts, the delay problem has persisted and has worsened in recent years. This analysis explored the major possible explanations for the current long times to disposition in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The authors show that the causes of civil delay are multiple and complex, but largely result from three factors: the demand for court services exceeds the supply of judicial officers; the court could manage individual cases and court personnel more effectively; and litigants and their lawyers are, in some instances, delaying the disposition of cases
 
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Just, speedy, and inexpensive? : an evaluation of judicial case management under the Civil Justice Reform Act
Alternative Names
Kakalik, J. S.

Kakalik, J. S. (James Steven)

Kakalik, James Steven.

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An evaluation of mediation and early neutral evaluation under the Civil Justice Reform ActImplementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act in pilot and comparison districtsAn evaluation of judicial case management under the Civil Justice Reform ActDiscovery management : further analysis of the Civil Justice Reform Act evaluation dataNo-fault automobile insurance : a policy perspective