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  NCJ Number: NCJ 207388     Find in a Library
  Title: Contract Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Thomas H. Cohen J.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 01/2005
  Page Count: 13
  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)
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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