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What Kinds of Tort Cases Does the Supreme Court Decide (Part 2 – 2005-2019)?

Between 2005 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided 73 tort cases (a sharp reduction from the 137 tort cases decided in the preceding 15 years).  The most frequent sub-area in the docket was once again duty, which accounted for 31 cases (but none in 2006, 2010, 2015 or 2019).  There were 25 cases involving tort … Continue Reading

What Kinds of Tort Cases Does the Supreme Court Decide (Part 1 – 1990-2004)?

For the past few months, we’ve been taking a detailed look at the Court’s results record and the individual Justices’ voting records in various areas of the civil and criminal law.  Today, we begin a new series of posts drilling down on that earlier project to specific sub-areas of law.  What are the sub-areas within … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Chin Voted in Tort Cases?

This week, we’re beginning our review of the Justices’ individual voting records in tort cases, beginning with senior Associate Justice Ming Chin. Through the end of 2019, Justice Chin has participated in 149 tort cases. He has voted for the defendants’ position 84 times and has voted for tort plaintiffs 65 times. Between 1997 and … Continue Reading

How Have Tort Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 2 of 3)?

Last time, we began our in-depth review of the Court’s record in 1990 in tort cases.  Today, we’re continuing that analysis. Between 2000 and 2009, the Court’s tort docket continued to be mostly comprised of cases won by the plaintiffs below – 42 plaintiff wins, 33 defense wins.  Although the two sides’ contributions were tied … Continue Reading