Between 2000 and 2009, the Supreme Court decided 54 civil procedure cases. Defendants won 28 cases and lost 26. Defendants were 9-5 in 2000 and 2001 and stayed near .500 for the rest of the decade.
The Court decided 23 cases won by the defendants at the Appellate Court. The Court affirmed 11 of those defense wins and reversed 12. The defendants were 0-1 in 2000 but went 5-1 in 2001. They stayed quite close to .500 for the remainder of the decade.
The Court decided 31 cases lost by the defendants at the Appellate Court, reversing 17 times and affirming in 14 cases. Between 2000 and 2003, defendants were 9-6 in such cases. Between 2004 and 2007, the defendants split 13 decisions nearly evenly – seven wins, six losses.
Join us back here next time as we review the most recent decade’s cases at the Supreme Court.