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Friday, November 11, 2005

Hawai'i Jury Trials Dispose of Less than 1% of the Civil Cases

The 2003-2004 Hawai'i Circuit Court statistics show less than 1% of the civil cases are completed by jury trial.

Year 2003-2004 Civil Actions
TypeCompletedJury TrialsPercentage
Contract86930.003
PI Auto102850.005
PI Other85650.006
Condemnation3110.032
Dist. Court4510.022
Other Civil2253100.004
Civil Total5082250.005
Criminal25991190.046

Has this low percent of civil jury trials turned the civil trial bar into a bunch of "paper tigers?"

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