Courts held 9,234 sessions per day in 2019 1st quarter


Saudi Gazette report

Courts held more than 591,000 sessions during the first quarter of the current year — 9,234 sessions every day — with an increase of 47 percent over their number the same time the previous year, according to a report in local Arabic daily Al-Watan on Monday.

The largest number of lawsuits considered by the courts were related to financial disputes and cases of non-payment of house rent came in the second place.

Financial cases of sums of money not exceeding SR20,000 came in the third place while non-payment of monthly salaries came fourth.

According to judicial sources, the Criminal Court in Riyadh held 28,910 sessions while the Personal Affairs Court held 16,659 sessions and the commercial court 16,183.

They said the General Court in Riyadh held 13,732 hearings, in Madinah 13,910 and 36,870 hearings in Jeddah.

Sources said the Criminal Court in Jeddah held 18,308 sessions and the Personal Affairs Court 13,832 while the General Court in Makkah held 20,105 sessions.