As the nation emerges from the pandemic, clients face the double-whammy of delayed resolution of existing disputes (thanks to court shutdowns) and increased litigation activity across the board. The third quarter of 2020 saw significantly increased lawsuit activity, particularly in the area of real estate litigation. The remainder of 2020 had slightly below average lawsuit filings, which we think was attributable more to delayed filing rather than avoided disputes. Indeed, prognostications from a variety of legalwatchers all agree that lawsuits will be on the rise.
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