High Court Earthquake List Stats


On 13 October 2016 the current controllers of the High Court Earthquake list presented information about its operation.  Here are some interesting stats.  Court filings by year: 2010-1; 2011- 3; 2012- 52; 2013- 196; 2014- 135; 2015-66; 2016-283.  Percentage of cases disposed of by year: 2010-100%; 2011- 100%; 2012-98%; 2013- 89%; 2014- 66%; 2015-23%; 2016-1%.  52% of cases settled with less than 1 month before the trial date.  The 2016 spike is caused by the pre limitation period expiry for the 4 September 2010 earthquake.   We expect a similar spike in early 2017.