The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Civil Justice Survey
of Trials on Appeal (CJSTA) was based on 26,950 general
civil (i.e., tort, contract, and real property) cases that were
disposed by bench or jury trial in 156 counties participating
in the 2005 Civil Justice Survey of State Courts (ICPSR 23862).
Subsequently, 3,970 of those cases were appealed to 84
appellate courts in 35 states.
This data collection examines civil bench and jury trials
concluded in state trial courts in 2005 that were appealed
to an intermediate appellate court or court of last resort.
It is the first report based on data collected in the Bureau
of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Civil Justice Survey of Trials on
Appeal (CJSTA). The CJSTA included information from
court records on civil trials concluded in 2005 and tracked
the subsequent appeals from 2005 through March 2010.
Information collected included the types of civil cases
appealed, appeals dismissed or withdrawn before being
decided on the merits, and appeals resulting in the trial
court decision being reversed or affirmed. The time from the
filing of an appeal to final appellate court disposition was
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Civil Justice Survey of Trials on Appeal, 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-01-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32501.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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