New case filings in Houston and one of its suburbs dropped substantially in April and May as people hunkered down during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.

In Harris County, which includes Houston, the district courts saw a 27% decrease in civil case filings in April and a 28% decrease in May compared with the same months last year, said the report by Lex Machina, a legal data analytics company.  In the Harris County county courts, there was a 68% drop in April and a 62% drop in May.

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