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NCJ Number: NCJ 206240     Find in a Library
Title: Tort Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001
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Author(s): Thomas H. Cohen Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2004
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents findings about tort cases disposed of by jury and bench trial in general jurisdiction courts in the Nation’s 75 largest counties during 2001.
Abstract: Information from the Civil Justice Survey of State Courts is analyzed about types of tort cases and litigants, type of trial, plaintiff winners, compensatory and punitive monetary damages awarded to plaintiff winners, and case processing time. Analyses are presented describing trends in tort jury trials. Information on plaintiff and defendant post verdict activity at the trial court and appellate levels are also described. Highlights include: (1) plaintiffs won in 52 percent of tort trials in 2001; (2) the 7,218 tort jury trials disposed of in 2001 represents a 23 percent decline from 9,431 tort jury trials disposed of in these counties in 1992; and (3) litigants filed notice of appeal to a State appellate court in 13 percent of tort trials disposed of in 2001. Tables, appendixes
Main Term(s): Torts ; Verdicts
Index Term(s): Court statistics ; County courts ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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