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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 Total Cases Disposed Appealed Cases Reversed Cases
Fred Cartolano 3,037 137 12
Thomas Crush 3,372 119 10
Patrick Dinkelacker 1,258 44 8
Timothy Hogan 1,954 60 7
Robert Kraft 3,138 127 7
William Mathews 2,264 91 18
William Morrissey 3,032 121 22
Norbert Nadel 2,959 131 20
Arthur Ney, Jr. 3,219 125 14
Richard Niehaus 3,353 137 16
Thomas Nurre 3,000 121 6
John O’ Connor 2,969 129 12
Robert Ruehlman 3,205 145 18
J. Howard Sundermann 955 60 10
Ann Marie Tracey 3,141 127 13
Ralph Winkler 3,089 88 6
Total 43,945 1,762 199

Domestic Relations Court
Judge Total Cases Disposed Appealed Cases Reversed Cases
Penelope Cunningham 2,729 7 1
Patrick Dinkelacker…...

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