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NCJ Number: 202803 Find in a Library
Title: Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Thomas H. Cohen J.D.; Steven K. Smith Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: April 2004
Page Count: 12
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Document: PDF|Text
Type: Statistics
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin examines general civil cases (torts, contracts, and real property) disposed of by bench or jury trial in the Nation's 75 most populous counties in 2001.
Abstract: Information reported includes the type of cases, types of plaintiffs and defendants, trial winners, amount of total damages awarded, amount of punitive damages awarded, and case processing time. This is a third in a series of data collections begun in 1992. During 2001 a jury decided almost 75 percent of the 12,000 tort, contract, and real property trials in the Nation's 75 largest counties. In jury trials, the median award decreased from $65,000 in 1992 to $37,000 in 2001 in these counties. Two-thirds of disposed trials in 2001 involved tort claims, and about a third involved contractual issues.
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Civil litigation; Civil proceedings; County courts; Jury decisionmaking; Torts
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