Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today releases its Torts Litigation Report. The report examines torts litigation trends in federal district and appellate courts. It focuses on the five-year period from 2017 to 2021 and surveys emerging trends in case filings, active venues, judges, law firms, parties, timing metrics, case resolutions, findings, and damages. The report frequently focuses on key subsets of the data, in order to provide analytics on cases involving Federal Torts Claims Act, medical malpractice, motor vehicle, and premises liability cases.
“The data and analytics show that the increase in motor vehicle and premises liability cases filed has been rising steadily in recent years,” said Karen Chadwick, Lex Machina’s torts legal data expert. “Some of this increase is likely attributed to the rising costs of vehicles and medical care that propel these cases into federal court.”