Tort Litigation

The Center for Justice & Democracy has just released their new briefing book on tort litigation! Fun takeaways:

  • Just 7% of civil cases are tort cases
  • Contract caseloads consist “primarily of debt collection (37%), landlord/tenant (29%), and foreclosure (17%) cases” – meaning it’s mostly consumers that are being sued
  • Only 15 percent of tort cases were decided by judges or juries
  • Less than 1% of the civil caseload is made up of medical malpractice or products liability cases

Read the whole thing to learn more! 


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