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CASE PROBLEM: HAMILTON COUNTY JUDGES Hamilton County Judges try thousands of cases per year. In an overwhelming majority of the cases disposed, the verdict stands as rendered. However, some cases are appealed, and of those appealed, some of the cases are reversed. Kristen DelGuzzi of the Cincinnati Enquirer conducted a study of cases handled by Hamilton County Judges over a three-year period ( Cincinnati Enquirer, January 11, 1998 ). Shown in Table 2.5 are the results for 182,908 cases handled (disposed) by 38 Judges in Common Pleas Court, Domestic relations Court, and Municipal Court. Two of the judges (Dinkelacker and Hogan) did not serve in the same court for the entire three-year period. The purpose of the newspaper’s study was to evaluate the performance of the judges. Appeals are often the result of mistakes made by judges, and the newspaper wanted to know which judges were doing a good job and which were making too many mistakes. You have been called in to assist in the data analysis. Use your knowledge of probability to help with the ranking of the judges. You also may e able to analyze….. TABLE 2.5 CASES DISPOSED, APPEALED, AND REVERSED IN HAMILTON COUNTY COURTS Common Pleas Court Judge Fred Cartolano Thomas Crush Patrick Dinkelacker Timothy Hogan Robert Kraft William Mathews William Morrissey Norbert Nadel Arthur Ney, Jr. Richard Niehaus Thomas Nurre John O’ Connor Robert Ruehlman J. Howard Sundermann Ann Marie Tracey Ralph Winkler Total Total Cases Disposed 3,037 3,372 1,258 1,954 3,138 2,264 3,032 2,959 3,219 3,353 3,000 2,969 3,205 955 3,141 3,089 43,945 Appealed Cases 137 119 44 60 127 91 121 131 125 137 121 129 145 60 127 88 1,762 Reversed Cases 12 10 8 7 7 18 22 20 14 16 6 12 18 10 13 6 199

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Domestic Relations Court Judge Penelope Cunningham Patrick Dinkelacker Deborah Gaines Ronald Panioto Total Total Cases Disposed 2,729 6,001 8,799 12,970 30,499 Municipal Court Judge Mike Allen Nadine Allen Timothy Black David Davis Leslie Isaiah Gaines Karla Grady Deidra Hair Dennis Helmick Timothy Hogan James Patrick Kenney Joseph Luebberes William Mallory Melba Marsh Beth Mattingly Albert Mestermaker Mark Painter Jack Rosen Mark Schweikert David Stockdale John A. West Total Managerial Report Prepare a report with your rankings of the judges. Also, include an analysis of the likelihood of appeal and case reversal in the three courts. At a minimum, your report should include the following: Total Cases Disposed 6,149 7,812 7,954 7,736 5,282 5,253 2,532 7,900 2,308 2,798 4,698 8,277 8,219 2,971 4,975 2,239 7,790 5,403 5,371 2,797 108,464 Appealed Cases 43 34 41 43 35 6 5 29 13 6 25 38 34 13 28 7 41 33 22 4 500 Reversed Cases 4 6 6 5 13 0 0 5 2 1 8 9 7 1 9 3 13 6 4 2 104 Appealed Cases 7 19 48 32 106 Reversed Cases 1 4 9 3 17

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The probability of cases being appealed and reversed in the three different courts. The probability of a case being appealed for each judge. The probability of a case being reversed for each judge. The probability of reversal given an appeal for each judge. Rank the judges within each court. State the criteria you used and provide a rationale for your choice.

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OVERVIEW Hamilton County Judges try thousands of cases each year within the three major court systems of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations, and Municipal Court. This is an in depth look at the total cases disposed, appealed, and reversed over a three year measurement period. The purpose of this is to determine the effectiveness of the 38 judges as a whole and on an individual level with a sample case size is 182,908 total cases over the three year measurement period. The overall data should assist in determining which judges and courts have a greater efficiency than others. Efficiency in this paper is determined by how many cases are appealed, reversed, or a combination...
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