Sunday, November 28, 2010

The number of torts claims continues to decline

The PopTort is commenting on the most recent report from The National Center for State Courts on civil litigation in the United States. The report covers the year 2008 and according to the comment by The PopTort, it concludes that tort caseloads fell by 6 percent from 2007 to 2008 in 13 general jurisdiction courts reporting, whereas contract caseloads rose sharply, increasing by 27 percent in those courts over the same time period. Go here for more on the story. I have not had a chance to look at the report itself, but I will keep it handy so I can take a look at it the next time someone claims we need "tort reform" to deal with the massive numbers of "frivolous lawsuits" our court supposedly have to deal with all the time.

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