ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Cases Filed in the Mumbai Family Court

Adjudicating 'Litigotiation'

How does litigation fare in Indian courts? How long do cases last and how are they disposed? Do men and women litigate equally and do they receive equal justice? This paper offers a statistical "snapshot" of litigation in Mumbai's family court in the period between 2010 and 2014. The data presented herein indicates that family courts today largely serve as venues for what Marc Galanter termed "Litigotiation." The data also reveals latent patterns of discrimination in the adjudication of women's economic rights.

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