Federal tort trials are dropping like President Bush’s approval rating. From fiscal year 1985 through 2003 the number of federal tort trials dropped 79%, from 3600 to less than 800. Only 2% of all cases in that time period went to trial.
There were less than 100 products liability trials in federal courts in 2003.
Read the Department of Justice’s press release about the study here. If you want to read the entire report click here.