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Federal Trial Court Pending Caseload Up 30% From Last Year (4)

Aug. 19, 2020, 3:18 PMUpdated: Aug. 19, 2020, 6:07 PM

Federal trial courts had roughly 30% more pending cases as of June 30 compared to the same point last year, according to new statistics from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Pending cases reached 599,049 in the 12-month period ending June 30. That compares to 461,481 for the same period a year ago

The spike comes after the coronavirus pandemic forced federal courts across the U.S. to halt proceedings and transition to social distancing procedures. But another factor may have contributed to the increase.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida is handling large-scale multidistrict ...

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