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Civil Justice Survey of State Courts (CJSSC)

Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals

Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, Trials on Appeal (CJSSCTA) provided detailed statistical information on civil cases adjudicated at the appellate level in state courts. CJSSCTA collected information from court records on individual civil trials that were appealed to a state intermediate appellate court and/or court of last resort.

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.

Civil Justice Survey of State Courts (CJSSC)

The Civil Justice Survey of State Courts (CJSSC) provided a broad, systematic investigation of the nature of civil litigation (i.e., tort, contract, and real property cases) disposed of in a sample of state general jurisdiction courts. Data collected includes information about the types of civil cases litigated at trial, types of plaintiffs and defendants, trial winners, amount of total damages awarded, amount of punitive damages awarded, and case processing time.