For some time now I’ve been concerned that our case count is misleading, because our team reports that many cases have been dropped voluntarily, and a not insignificant number have been dismissed, either on the merits or for a technical reason. Here’s a snapshot, as of today, of what we’re seeing in terminations:
Apologies for the small size (we’re working on adding this in dynamic form to the CCLT website), but what the snapshot shows is that 137 cases have been voluntarily dropped, most often before a response to a motion to dismiss is due, 45 case have been dismissed with prejudice, and 31 cases have been dismissed without prejudice. My impression (not thoroughly checked) is that all of the dropped cases are business interruption cases. That means that more than 15% of the business interruption cases in our database no longer are active.