Judicial Economy Law and Legal Definition

Judicial economy refers to efficiency in the operation of the courts and the judicial system. It is the efficient management of litigation so as to minimize duplication of effort. It also avoids wasting the judiciary’s time and resources. For example, a court may consolidate two cases for trial to save the court and parties from having two trials. It may also order a separate trial on certain issues for the purpose of avoiding a later trial that would be more complex and time consuming. Promotion of judicial economy is the primary reason that interlocutory review is not favored. .[ Butorac v. Fuddruckers, Inc., 1988 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11144 (D. Kan. Sept. 22, 1988)].