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Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC)

The 2012 Census of Problem-Solving Courts (CPSC) involved the collection of data from all active problem-solving courts. In order to be considered a problem-solving court, it must have (1) operated within the judiciary, (2) operated under the direction of a judicial officer, (3) been active in the reference year, and (4) used therapeutic services to reduce recidivism. A variety of data elements were collected in this census, including type of court, number of participants, services provided, benefits of completing the court, and the exits from the court.

Civil Jury Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 1992

CIVIL JURIES AWARD PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN 6 PERCENT OF SUCCESSFUL SUITS


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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 1995                              
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CIVIL JURIES AWARD PUNITIVE DAMAGES
IN 6 PERCENT OF SUCCESSFUL SUITS

     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A 12-month study shows
that only 2 percent of some 762,000 state court
civil cases decided in the nation's 75 most
populous counties were decided by juries, the
Department of Justice announced today.

Tort Cases in Large Counties: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 1992

THREE OUT OF FOUR TORT CASES SETTLED OUT OF COURT


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THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1995                            202-307-0784

THREE OUT OF FOUR TORT CASES SETTLED OUT OF COURT

     WASHINGTON, D.C.--Three out of four tort cases filed in the
nation's 75 most populous counties never reached the courtroom because
they were settled out of court, according to a Department of Justice study
released today.  Only 3 percent went to trial, with the plaintiff winning
about half the time.