April 15, 2021

Canarias, community with the highest rate of litigation from July to September

Madrid, Dec 4 (EFE) .- The Canary Islands have been the autonomous community with the highest rate of litigation in the courts of all Spain in the third quarter of 2020, registering 40.5 cases per 1,000 inhabitants, 10 points above the Average for the country, 30.4 according to data published this Friday by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ).

The Social Courts, in charge of labor matters, registered in the third quarter of 2020 an increase in matters of 16.9% over the same period of 2019, according to data from the CGPJ that indicate that in all jurisdictions, except the Criminal , increased the number of issues and their resolution.

The General Council of the Judiciary has made public this Friday the data collected in the statistical report on the situation of the judicial bodies corresponding to the third quarter of 2020.

In these three months, the judicial bodies of Spain registered 1,440,753 new cases, which represents an increase of 1.7% compared to the third quarter of the previous year.

In total, 1,337,634 cases were resolved, 4.8 percent more, and 3,167,116 were pending, 13.4% more. This increase in the stock of pending matters is due to the paralysis of judicial activity in the second quarter of the year due to the state of alarm, details the CGPJ.

In all jurisdictions, except in the Criminal, the entry of cases and their resolution increases, and the greatest increase occurs in the Social bodies, which are in charge of labor matters such as EREs, ERTEs or dismissals.

Thus, the Social jurisdiction entered 117,290 cases, 16.9% more than in the same quarter of 2019. 75,922 cases were resolved, 10.4% more, and 388,063 cases were pending, 23.1% more.

The report reflects that 533,412 cases were filed in the Civil jurisdiction, with an 8.7% increase compared to those filed in the same quarter of the year. 522,758 cases were resolved, 18.4% more, and 1,710,159 were pending, 12.2% more than the same months in 2019.

Of the pending cases, 252,181 correspond to individual actions on conditions included in financing contracts with real estate collateral whose borrower is a natural person in the courts of first instance, the so-called abusive clauses.

In the Contentious-Administrative jurisdiction, 55,880 new cases were registered, with a year-on-year increase of 6.2%. 44,653 cases were resolved, 16.9% more, and 218,245 cases were pending, 5% more than in the same period of 2019.

For its part, the Criminal jurisdiction is the only one that has shown a decrease in both the number of newly admitted cases and the number of resolved cases: in the third quarter of 2020, 734,117 cases had entry, which represents an interannual decrease of 5%.

The criminal bodies resolved 694,279 cases, 4.7% less than a year ago, and 850,557 cases were pending, 13.9% more.

The data collected by the CGPJ for the third quarter of 2020 indicates that the litigation rate in the State as a whole has been 30.4 cases per 1,000 inhabitants.

The autonomous communities that have shown a rate of litigation higher than the national one have been the Canary Islands (40.5), Andalusia (33.9), the Balearic Islands (31.7), the Valencian Community and Madrid (31.2).

The territories with the lowest rate of litigation were La Rioja (19.9), the Basque Country (22.2) and Navarra (22.5). EFE


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