United States

Enforcing Contracts in

United States

Below is a detailed summary of the efficiency of contract enforcement. It follows the evolution of a sale of goods dispute, tracking the time, cost and number of procedures involved from the moment the plaintiff files the lawsuit until actual payment.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 189 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014.

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Time (days) 420
Cost (% of claim) 30.5
Procedures (number) 33.6
Filing and service ..
Trial and judgment ..
Enforcement of judgment ..

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