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Publication Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 1996

Carol J. DeFrances, Ph.D., Marika F.X. Litras, Ph.D.

September 1, 1999    NCJ 173426

Presents findings on tort, contract, and real property cases disposed by jury or bench trial in 1996 in the Nation's 75 largest counties. Information reported includes the type of case, types of plaintiffs and defendants, trial winners, amount of total damages awarded, amount of punitive damages awarded and case processing time. Overall, plaintiffs won in 52% of trial cases and were awarded an estimated $3 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. This report updates Civil Jury Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 1992.

Part of the Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties Series

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