Dec 28, 2009

How the Economic Downturn Creates an Uptick in Court Caseloads

The economy is not just hitting our private sector entities and state budgets -- it has also found its way to the courtroom, according to an interesting article in today's New York Times.

Mirroring national trends, our state courts are seen total caseload increase by 63,000 cases this year, including "hundreds of thousands of new cases across the judicial system, [with] people challenging their real estate taxes, home foreclosures, contract disputes and family offenses."

Read the article for more details and some interesting national comparisons to other states.