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CALM BEFORE THE STORM? Court watchers expect the COVID-19 pandemic to spur a surge of litigation, but at the moment, the nation’s federal courts appear to be in a slump. The volume of new commercial suits filed during the four weeks following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic is 22% lower than the same period last year, according to an analysis by data editor Ben Hancock. You can examine the trends by region and by practice area with interactive data visuals from Law.com’s Legal Radar.

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