New filings in New York's federal trial courts increased 4 percent in the year ending on Sept. 30, according to court management statistics recently released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. However, filings declined 3 percent in the Eastern District.
Meanwhile, the median time from filing to disposition of criminal felony cases increased to 16.6 months from 15.4 in the Eastern District and to 14.9 from 14.3 in the Southern, upticks that administrators ascribed, in part, to an increase in multi-defendant trials and to delays in preparing pre-sentence reports due to budget cuts.
In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the number of new filings, pending appeals and the average time to handle appeals all held steady.
See below for more statistics, or click here to view a pdf of the charts.