35 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2009
Date Written: May 1, 2009
An empirical study of the number and types of different tort cases filed in Oklahoma state courts from 2003 - 2007. While numerous measures of so called 'tort reform' passed the Oklahoma legislature prior to 2003, advocates of 'tort reform' continue to press for more. The study finds that there was a 17.5% decrease in the number of tort clases (claiming over $10,000) filed, from 6,764 such cases in 2003 to 5,576 cases in 2007. During the same time period, the number of all civil cases over $10,000 filed increase 4%. The data suggest that the measures passed before 2003 negatively affected tort case filings, and that future measures may be unwarranted.
Keywords: tort reform, Oklahoma, court filing statistics
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Moore, Patricia W. Hatamyar, The Effect of 'Tort Reform' on Tort Case Filings (May 1, 2009). Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1429609