As civil litigants throughout California and the nation know very well, litigation is time consuming and extremely expensive. New York and South Carolina have recently enacted expedited trial systems. These systems streamline the jury trial process and help ease the financial burden associated with civil trials. They also operate as a middle ground between arbitration or mediation and a lengthy jury trial. Both the plaintiff and defense bars agree these programs have enjoyed a good measure of success and have made the Courts more readily accessible. The programs seem to have created a win-win situation for litigants.
Matthew Souther is an associate at Neil Dymott. His areas of practice include professional liability, personal injury and general civil litigation. For further information, Mr. Souther may be reached at (619) 238-1712 or email@example.com