United States

Enforcing Contracts in

United States

Below is a detailed summary of the efficiency of contract enforcement. Time and cost are tracked following the evolution of a sale of goods dispute, from the moment the plaintiff files the lawsuit until actual payment. The Quality of Judicial Processes Index tracks the availability of a series of good practices that promote quality and efficiency in the commercial court system.

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 2015.

Compare United States to 188 other economies.

Quality of judicial processes index (0-18) 13.8
Court structure and proceedings (0-5) 4.4
Case management (0-6) 4.7
Court automation (0-4) 2.2
Alternative dispute resolution (0-3) 2.5

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