Civil Caseloads, 2016
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Total Incoming Civil Cases
in State Court Trials, 2007-2016

Civil caseloads show signs of leveling off.   Go
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Statewide Civil Caseload Composition
in 26 States, 2016

Contract cases dominate Civil caseloads.  Go

Statewide Civil Caseload Composition
in 26 States, 2016

But proportions of contracts vary strikingly from state to state.  Go

Composition of Contract Caseloads
in 15 States, 2016

In 15 states, 6 of 10 contract cases involve disputes between landlords and tenants...   Go

Statewide Contract Caseload Composition
in 15 States, 2016

... but landlord/tenant cases range from 93 to 7 percent of contract cases.  Go

Composition of Tort Caseloads
in 20 States, 2016

Malpractice and product liability together account for just 5 percent of tort caseloads...  Go

Statewide Tort Caseload Composition
in 20 States, 2016

... and that varies little from among states. Go