The Supreme Court has issued an administrative order that addresses the temporary flood of case filings linked to the Legislature’s sweeping civil litigation reforms.

“Recently, we experienced a temporary but significant increase in case filings in certain categories of civil cases,” the order states. “These filings have posed short-term case processing challenges, both to litigants and to the court system.”

The June order, signed by Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz, maintains pandemic-related “differentiated case management,” but acknowledges the need for flexibility.

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