A recent report found that tort lawsuits filed in federal courts are increasing, with most of the cases stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report in Law.com.
Lex Machina’s first “Torts Litigation Report,” released last week, looks at filings from 2010 through Sept. 30, 2020. After a dip in late 2019 and early 2020, tort filings rose again in the third quarter of 2020.
The report also looked at cases specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Wise Kann, a legal data expert at Lex Machina, said she expected more to come “rolling in” during 2021.