April Two-Week Update: Ongoing Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Litigation Activity in Federal District Court
Lex Machina continues to explore how courts are affected by the social changes due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our analysis of court activity in March revealed the following:
- Case filings have not yet been significantly impacted year-over-year.
- Case activity is down.
- COVID-19 is showing up in court records mainly due to general orders regarding procedural changes.
To understand whether these trends continue, we compared court activity for the first two weeks of April 2018, 2019, and 2020. Our analysis of court activity in April revealed the following:
- The trend […]