The economic downturn is filling courtrooms with foreclosures, family issues, business disputes and a host of other issues.
The New York Times has a story today saying that recession-related cases are now making their way into the nation's courts. Early statistics from New York state show caseloads are up. It's not surprising that judges are seeing more foreclosures, credit card disputes, and other financial cases. But the Times story also finds that economic stress is driving other issues before the courts, including families whose issues flare up due to hard times.
Other states are seeing more such cases as well, the Times reports.