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litigate

[lit′əgāt]
(in law) to carry on a suit or to contest.
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In the civil defendant's dilemma, if Supplement litigates, Vitamin's best response is also to litigate; Vitamin would not be better off if it switched strategies to settle early.
Repeating the analysis, the model shows that if Supplement litigates, Vitamin is better off if it settles early; if Supplement settles early, Vitamin is again better off if it settles early.
This iteration is much like that of figure 3a" there are two Nash equilibria because assuming Supplement opts to litigate, Vitamin is better off if it also litigates, and if Supplement instead settles early, Vitamin is also better off if it settles early.
If Supplement litigates both cases, Vitamin's best outcome (lowest fine) is if it also litigates both cases.
But the Nash equilibria are easy to find: If Supplement litigates all three cases, Vitamin's best strategy is also to litigate all three cases: Vitamin's lowest fine given Supplement's strategies of (l, l, l) is 42 million, its expected fine if it, too, chose strategies (l, l, l).