Appeals Court Case Statistics

Information about the Appeals Court caseload and activity during recent fiscal years.

Sources & Types of Civil Appeals

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Superior Court 632 531 487 434 497
Probate & Family Court 143 127 138 137 125
BMC/District Court 44 52 74 79 101
Juvenile Court 65 70 82 68 79
Land Court 61 48 62 61 55
Housing Court 48 49 43 46 32
Appellate Tax Board 12 14 20 6 8
Industrial Accident Review Board 12 15 25 23 7
Employment Relations Board 7 8 3 4 3
Appeals Court Single Justice 1 3 5 7 15
Gross Panel Entries (Civil) 1025 918 939 865 922

Sources & Types of Criminal Appeals

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Superior Court 577 455 386 468 455
BMC/District Court 414 493 387 351 333
Juvenile Court 17 14 27 26 16
Appeals Court Single Justice 1 0 0 3 2
Gross Panel Entries (Criminal) 1009 962 801 849 806

Dispositions

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Total Panel Entries 2034 1880 1740 1714 1728
Transferred to SJC 58 87 87 93 78
Dismissed/Settled/Withdrawn/Consolidated 545 469 460 517 469
Net Annual Entries 1431 1324 1193 1104 1181

Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)*

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)* 1464 (778/686) 1360 (651/709) 1337 (609/728)

1443 (709/734)

1154 (554/600)
Published Opinions 140 162 202 192 157
Summary Dispositions 1324 1198 1135 1251 997
Decision of Lower Court Affirmed (Civil/Criminal) 643/572 492/603 459/581 538/594 412/492
Decision of Lower Court Reversed (Civil/Criminal) 81/77 82/67 87/99 84/102 83/79
Other Result Reached (Civil/Criminal) 54/37 77/39 63/48 77/38 59/29

*NOTE: Includes decisions disposing of cases that may have been consolidated.

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