This time, we’re reviewing the data for reversal rates on civil cases from the Second District between 2000 and 2009.
All the contract law cases from the Second District during these years were reversed. The reversal rate was 85.7% for workers compensation and 83.3% for commercial law cases. The reversal rate in arbitration was 77.8%. Three-quarters of domestic relations and tax law cases were reversed. The reversal rate for constitutional law was 73.3%. The reversal rate was 64.3% for tort and 62.5% for insurance law cases. The reversal rate for government and administrative law cases was 56.5%. Employment law cases were reversed at a 54.6% clip. The rate for civil procedure was 52.6% and half of wills and estate cases were reversed. A third of the environmental law cases were reversed and the only secured transactions case was affirmed.
Tort law reversal rates in Divisions were all over the place – 100% in Divisions Two and Seven, 85.7% in Division Three, 50% in Division Eight, one-third in Divisions Four and Six, 25% in Division Five and zero in Division One. For government and administrative law, same thing – 100% for Divisions Two Five and Seven, three-quarters in Division Four, 37.5% in Division Three, one-third in Division Six and zero (again) in Division One. Employment law reversal rates were equally scattered – 100% in Division Three, 75% in Division Seven, two-thirds in Division One, half in Divisions Two, Four, Five and Six and zero in Division Eight. Civil procedure – same thing: 100% in Division Six, 80% in Division Seven, two-thirds in Division One, half in Divisions Three, Four, Five and Eight, and zero in Division Two. For insurance law, the reversal rate was 100% in Divisions One, Two and Four, half in Divisions Three and Five and zero in Division Seven.
For constitutional law, the reversal rate was 100% in Division Five, 80% in Division Four, three-quarters in Division One, two-thirds in Division Seven and half in Division Two. Three Divisions had a 100% reversal rate in arbitration cases – One, Three and Five. Divisions Two and Five had a 100% reversal rate in tax law cases. For workers compensation, Divisions Four, Five and Six had 100% reversal rates, while Division Three was at two-thirds.
Join us back here next time as we review the data for the rest of the state for the years 2000 through 2009.