Let’s wind down the week with a look at where the Court’s tort cases originated between 1990 and 1999, and what the reversal rate from each District was.
The Court decided 18 tort cases from San Francisco’s First District – two from Division One, six from Division Two, three from Division Three, five from Division Four and two from Division Five. Another forty cases came from Los Angeles’ Second District – seven cases from Division One, three from Division Two, five from Division Three, seven from Division Four, eight from Division Five, four from Division Six and eight from Division Seven. The Court decided four tort cases from the Third District. Seventeen cases arose from San Diego’s Fourth District: eight from Division One, three from Division Two and six from Division Three. The Court decided seven cases from the Fifth District and five cases from the Sixth.
In the First District, Division Two fared best with only one-third of its decisions being reversed. Half of Division Five’s cases were reversed, two-thirds from Division Three and all the decisions from Divisions One and Four. In the Second District, Division One fared best with 42.86% of its decisions reversed. The reversal rate of Division Seven was 62.5%. Two-thirds of the decisions from Division Two were reversed. Division Four had a reversal rate of 71.43%. Division Three was 80% reversal and Division Five was 87.5%. Half the decisions from the Third District were reversed. Only a quarter of the decisions from Division One of the Fourth District were reversed, while two-thirds were in Divisions Two and Three. All the decisions from the Fifth District were reversed, while the reversal rate for the Sixth District was 80%.
Join us back here next time as we review the data for the next decade, 2000 through 2009.