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NCJ Number: NCJ 207388     Find in a Library
Title: Contract Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001
Author(s): Thomas H. Cohen J.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2005
Page Count: 13
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings on contract cases disposed of by jury or bench trial in 2001 in the Nation’s 75 largest counties.
Abstract: Information reported in numerical tables includes the types of cases, types of plaintiffs and defendants, trial winners, amount of damages awarded, and case processing time in contract trials. In addition, information on plaintiff and defendant post-verdict activity at the trial court and appellate levels is presented. This electronic-only report contains a brief summary of the contract trial statistics. Highlights include the following: (1) judges adjudicated 56 percent of contract cases, while juries decided the remaining 44 percent; (2) in 2001, the overall median damage award, which includes both compensatory and punitive damages, for plaintiff winners in contract trials was $45,000; and (3) punitive damages were awarded most frequently in contract trials involving fraud, employment discrimination, or partnership dispute claims. Tables, appendixes
Main Term(s): State courts ; Contractual disputes
Index Term(s): Court statistics ; Trials ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
   
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