Yesterday, we began our year-by-year review of where the Court’s civil cases have originated since 1994.  By doing so, we can see trends in the administrative and executive agencies where the Court’s cases come from.  Last time, we reviewed the data for 1994, 1995 and 1996.  Today, we’re looking at the years 1997-1999.

For 1997, the Court heard sixteen civil cases which began in Los Angeles Superior Court.  The Court heard three each from Sacramento and San Mateo counties, and two cases apiece from San Diego, Orange, Fresno, Riverside, Solano, Alameda and Stanislaus counties, as well as two from the Workers Compensation Commission.  The Court decided one case each from Santa Clara, San Francisco, Marin, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Kings counties, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Governing Board of the Rialto Unified School District, the City of Piedmont School District, the City of Piedmont Planning Commission, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board, the Board of Retirement of the Ventura County Employees Association, the Kern County Department of Planning and Development Services and the Commission on State Mandates.

Table 230

We report the data for 1998 in Table 231.  That year, the Court decided fifteen civil cases which began in Los Angeles County Superior Court.  The Court heard four cases apiece from San Francisco, San Diego, and Riverside counties, three from Sacramento and Alameda counties and the Workers Compensation Commission and two each from Santa Clara, Orange and Solano counties.  The Court decided one civil case which originated in the following counties: Lake, San Bernardino, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Ventura and Kern, as well as the State Board of Equalization, the California Coastal Commission, the Labor Commission and the Board of Architectural Examiners.

Table 231

In 1999, the Court decided eighteen cases from Los Angeles.  The Court heard four cases from Santa Clara, three from San Diego and two each from San Francisco, Orange and San Bernardino counties. The Court heard one case from Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Santa Barbara, Alameda, San Luis Obispo and Tuolomne counties, as well as one apiece from the following governmental entities: the State Board of Equalization, the Workers Compensation Commission, the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission, the San Francisco Airports Commission, the City of Angels City Council, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board and the state Commission on Professional Competence.

Table 232

Join us back here next Thursday as we continue our review of the originating jurisdictions of the Court’s civil cases.

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