This week, we conclude our series of posts on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the California Supreme Court’s civil docket – not the first trial court, but the council, agency or department where the case began. Today, we look at the years 2011 through 2013.
As usual, in 2011, the Los Angeles County Superior Court led the docket, originating fifteen of the Court’s civil cases. Two cases apiece began in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County Superior Courts, and the State Water Resources Board. One case apiece originated in the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, and the Superior Courts for Ventura, San Bernardino and Alameda counties.
We report the data for 2012 in Table 245 below. For 2012, nine cases began in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Three each started in the Orange and San Diego County Superior Courts. Two apiece originated in Santa Clara, Sacramento and Alameda counties. One each started in San Francisco County, Riverside County, Stanislaus County and San Mateo County.
Finally, in 2013, twelve cases originated in Los Angeles County. Two cases apiece began in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the San Francisco and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. One case each began at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Committee, the Santa Cruz, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Orange, Contra Costa, Marin and Fresno County Superior Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the State Board of Equalization, the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority and the Los Angeles County Board of Education.
Join us back here as we conclude our series on the originating jurisdictions of the Court’s civil docket.