Litigation Blitz Expected In '09 In Wake Of Recession

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The nation's economy may be in tatters, but lawyers have lots to celebrate: After several years of sluggishness, things are finally about to perk up in the legal world.

According to an analysis done by Law360 of cases filed in federal courts from 2004 through 2008, lawsuits have generally experienced a steady decline over the past two years. But if history is any indication, the litigation landscape is headed for a drastic change, with the recent financial crisis likely to spark a wave of new filings....
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