The Administrative Office’s report, “2014 Judicial Business of the United States Courts,” was released in early March for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. It revealed that civil filings in U.S. district courts rose by 4 percent in the last year.

“My perception is that technology is driving a growth in civil filings,” said Booker T. Evans, Jr. “Corporations, both large and mid-sized, are taking actions to protect their intellectual property.”

In other observations, it was noted that criminal filings last year dropped by 11 percent, according to the report, and that criminal entries in 2014 fell 3 percent.

According to Mr. Evans, the U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country “have turned their attention to cases involving high dollar losses as opposed to the non-violent drug offenses.”

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