Existing studies regarding public works disputes and claims have drawn on small-scale cases to the exclusion of other cases and few have met the requirements of statistical tests. This paper performs an investigation of a total of 400 cases of civil litigation in which owners lost their disputes in Taiwan High Courts and branches between 1999 and 2008. Category analysis coding is used to construct a Log-linear model for judgment decisions; this model is augmented by Multiple Correspondence Analysis to reduce judicial opinions of over 4 million words to a two-dimensional figure, allowing for visual interpretation and identifying specific cases for future examination. The primary findings were: (1) the Government Procurement Law has contribute to shortening litigation times; (2) professional engineering agencies are easily involved in lawsuits, (3) the First-Instance judgments affirmed rate by High Courts is 52.38%; (4) the rejection of the First Instance review of court houses in different regions are different.
Wu, Hsien-Sang; Li, John Chien-Chung; Lee, Jeng-Rong; and Wu, Wen-Yen
"QUANTITATIVE AND VISUALIZED INTERPRETATION OF PUBLIC WORKS CIVIL LITIGATION SCENARIO OF FIRST INSTANCE REVIEW IN TAIWAN,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 19:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol19/iss2/11