ORALIDAD EN JUICIOS CIVILES EN COSTA RICA
With the new Civil Procedure Code, the time it takes to conduct civil proceedings will be reduced from an average of between 10 and 15 years to just two years.
Cases of breach of contract between private parties who undergo civil suits will be resolved in an average two-years, as hearings will be held in oral rather than written form.
“This type of litigation is used for various subjects such as disputes over deceased estates, lawsuits between neighbors over the size of their property, charges for damage caused by a car crash, or breach of a contract between private parties. ”
“… The plan was introduced on August 2005, but was held up for a decade because during the government of Oscar Arias (2006-2010) and Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) there was opposition to the creation of a special mechanism for claims by interests that are supra-individual or diffuse.”