Appeals Court Case Statistics

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

Sources & Types of Civil Appeals

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Superior Court 642 638 632 531 487
Probate & Family Court 140 128 143 127 138
BMC/District Court 52 55 44 52 74
Juvenile Court 63 78 65 70 82
Land Court 51 51 61 48 62
Housing Court 26 41 48 49 43
Appellate Tax Board 11 13 12 14 20
Industrial Accident Review Board 44 28 12 15 25
Employment Relations Board 1 2 7 8 3
Appeals Court Single Justice 0 0 1 3 5
Gross Panel Entries (Civil) 1030 1034 1025 918 939

Sources & Types of Criminal Appeals

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Superior Court 543 494 577 455 386
BMC/District Court 459 446 414 493 387
Juvenile Court 33 18 17 14 27
Appeals Court Single Justice 6 1 1 0 0
Gross Panel Entries (Criminal) 1041 959 1009 962 801

Dispositions

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total Panel Entries 2071 1993 2034 1880 1740
Transferred to SJC 80 99 58 87 87
Dismissed/Settled/Withdrawn/Consolidated 497 526 545 469 460
Net Annual Entries 1494 1368 1431 1324 1193

Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)*

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)* 1583 (833/750) 1351 (673/678) 1464 (778/686) 1360 (651/709) 1337 (609/728)
Published Opinions 210 173 140 162 202
Summary Dispositions 1373 1178 1324 1198 1135
Decision of Lower Court Affirmed (Civil/Criminal) 653/592 530/550 643/572 492/603 459/581
Decision of Lower Court Reversed (Civil/Criminal) 112/109 78/89 81/77 82/67 87/99
Other Result Reached (Civil/Criminal) 68/49 65/39 54/37 77/39 63/48

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

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