Vega created this interactive dashboard to highlight the 2019-2020 civil case filings as well as the historical trends in the U.S. District Courts. Almost 300,000 civil cases were filed from July 2019 through June 2020, a 5.25 percent increase over the previous year.
Securities and bankruptcy filings saw more than 15 percent increases over the previous year with 1,769 and 2,487 filings, respectively. However, only 521 new antitrust actions were filed, down nearly 7 percent. The Vega team updates civil case filing information annually.
The data was originally published by the U.S. Courts in PDF. We converted and organized the data into both long and wide format for the dashboard generation. We have made the final data available via an online spreadsheet. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.