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The Sixth Circuit and Pro Se Appellants in FY 2014

Just over half—51%—of appeals nationwide are commenced by pro se appellants, and last year, we endeavored to see how these pro se appellants fared in the Sixth Circuit. This year’s official federal court statistics give further insight into the Circuit’s overall pro se caseload. The Sixth Circuit slightly outpaced the national trend with a pro … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Continues to Decrease Time for Resolution of Appeals

Last fiscal year, the Sixth Circuit terminated 2,638 appeals on the merits, ranking its caseload fifth among the federal circuits by this metric. Not surprisingly, this correlates with the Circuit’s average case resolution time of 9.8 months from the filing of notice of appeal to final order or disposition, which makes it the fourth-longest resolution … Continue Reading

Class Action Defendants Are Winning On Appeal – Surprising Statistics on Class Actions In The Sixth Circuit

We have covered a number of important Sixth Circuit decision on class actions over the past year, including as Randleman v. Fidelity National Title Ins. Co. and Dealer Computer Services, Inc. v. Dub Herring Ford.  Though a small percentage of the court’s docket, such cases often have an outsize effect on both precedent within the … Continue Reading
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