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It’s Official: Pandemics Wreck Trial Dates

Civil dockets have been upended for years, as trial courts prioritize their criminal caseload. This leaves civil plaintiffs cases languishing, delaying resolution and upending settlement leverage. Insurance carriers are happy to hold on to the money owed to injured plaintiffs while they struggle to navigate the court system and the pandemic. Choose your lawyer wisely.

They say ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ but if that’s true we’re denying a lot of justice as this drags on. We can do better.

Here is the link to a Minnesota story on a Court ruling that pandemic delays do not violate speedy trial rights in the criminal context.

Pandemic Interferes With Trial Dates