Data-Based Predictions On Case Timelines After Pandemic

By Richard Finkelman and Karl Schliep (August 11, 2021, 12:10 PM EDT) -- The Clash's iconic 1980s hit­­ "Should I Stay or Should I Go" might be the best way to look at the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on court reopenings and expected resolution time frames over the next months and years.

With the economy poised to rebound in the second half of this year and predictions of accelerated economic recovery, many people want to know how reopening trends will affect courts and civil cases. Both federal and state courts suspended in-person jury trials when the pandemic started; however, many jurisdictions have started resuming jury trials.

We wondered how the pandemic...

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