The California Supreme Court decided 74 civil procedure cases between 2000 and 2009. Defendants won 33 of those cases and plaintiffs won 41. Between 2000 and 2002, defendants were 11-12. Between 2003 and 2006, defendants won only 13 while losing 21. From 2007 to 2009, defendants were 9-8.
The Court decided 39 cases where the defendant won at the Court of Appeal. Eighteen of those decisions were entirely affirmed, while 21 cases were reversed in whole or in part. Defendants successfully defended seven of thirteen wins from 2000 to 2003, but were only 10-13 from 2004 to 2007.
The Court decided 35 civil procedure cases lost by the defendants below. The Court reversed in 15 of those cases, affirming in 20 cases. Defendants evenly split fourteen decisions between 2000 and 2003. Defendants won only six of sixteen cases from 2004 to 2007.
Join us back here next time as we complete our review of the Court’s record in civil procedure cases.