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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.