Kansas City Sees Surge in Jury Trials, Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Kansas City, Missouri – The Kansas City area is experiencing a return to pre-pandemic trends when it comes to jury verdicts, according to the latest data released by the Greater Kansas City Jury Verdict Service. The number of jury trials has been steadily increasing since the COVID-19 pandemic, with 2023 seeing a 30% rise compared to the previous year. This upward trend suggests that the region is making progress in recovering from the effects of the pandemic. One notable finding from the data is the increase in the average value of plaintiff-friendly jury verdicts in … Read more

Judge Abbe Fletman Takes on New Role Leading Philadelphia’s Commerce Court, Returning to Her Legal Roots

Philadelphia, PA – Judge Abbe Fletman has been appointed as the supervising judge of the commerce section in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. This move comes after Judge Nina Wright Padilla was elected as the president judge of the First Judicial District. Fletman, who has a background in practicing law in Philadelphia’s commerce court, expressed excitement about the opportunity, stating that it feels like going back to her roots. The commerce section of the court handles commercial and business-to-business disputes, as well as class actions and motions related to confessed judgments. Fletman has been … Read more