Contract Cases Continue to Dominate General Jurisdiction Civil Caseloads
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Though there are many case types that comprise Civil caseloads, the 7 subcategories shown in the chart encompass all of them. Two things are immediately apparent from these figures: contract cases typically dominate general jurisdiction court caseloads and not all general jurisdiction courts have jurisdiction over all civil cases. For example, 6 of these 17 courts do not process any of their state’s small claims cases, 3 states have separate probate courts to handle those matters, and 6 states likewise process their mental health cases in a limited jurisdiction court.