Court Declares a Settlement Week to Clear Old Caseload

Court Declares a Settlement Week to Clear Old Caseload   US Courts Judiciary News January 12, 2018 The Western District Court of New York is one of the most congested courts in the country, receiving over 3,000 filings annually with individual judges’ caseloads at nearly 800. To reduce a long backlog of unresolved lawsuits, Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., revived a mediation strategy not used by the court since 1995: a settlement week. The idea of a settlement week is simple, a court designates a week to bring civil litigants and mediators into the courthouse to resolve their disputes, … Continue reading