Number of ND court cases jumps by 11%

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s state court administrator says the number of court cases is skyrocketing, especially in the oil-producing western part of the state.

Sally Holewa told the Senate Judiciary committee on Monday that nearly 186,000 cases were filed last year. That’s up more than 11 percent from 2011.

Holewa says the numbers don’t include the more than 20,000 cases that are reopened each year.

AP

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