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This time, we’re reviewing the data on the Court’s tort docket for the years 2000 through 2009.

The Court’s overall reversal rate in tort cases was down somewhat from the nineties.  Only 50% of the tort cases in 2000 were reversed.  The reversal rate was down to 44.44% in 2001 and 42.86% in 2002.  It

For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a deep dive on the Supreme Court’s tort cases.  To begin, we’ll consider whether there is any relationship between the party which won at the Court of Appeal and the result at the Supreme Court in tort cases for the years 1990 through 1999.

We begin with

On Thursday, September 16, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar announced he will be leaving the Court effective Friday, October 29, to become President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said in a statement that Justice Cuéllar’s “legal intellect, academic training, and life experiences brought an essential perspective to California’s highest court.”  See