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Study Report

Study Number: GA-028-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Legal Systems

Bibliographic Citation: Civil justice survey of state courts, 1992: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Departement of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6587

Date Accessioned: 9/24/1996

Number of Files Received: 7

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Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/24/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable only. The codebook file is in Portable Document File format.

Abstract: This survey is the first broad-based, systematic examination of the nature of civil litigation in state general jurisdiction trial courts. Data collection was carried out by the National Center for State Courts with assistance from the National Association of Criminal Justice Planners and the United States Bureau of the Census. The data collection produced two datasets. The first is a merged sample of approximately 30,000 tort, contract, and real property rights cases disposed during the 12-month period ending June 30, 1992. The second is a sample of about 6,500 jury trial cases disposed over the same time period. Data collected include information about litigants, case type, disposition type, processing time, case outcome, and award amounts for civil jury cases.

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