Court Statistics: Fiscal Years 2013 through Present
(see below for previous fiscal years)
PROCEEDINGS:
FY 13
FY 14
FY15
FY16
               
TOTAL PETITIONS RECEIVED
217
201
210
208
               
PETITIONS BY CASE TYPE *
Case Type 1 - Self Insured
26
39
43
31
               
Case Type 2 - Private Insurance
99
82
101
88
               
Case Type 3 - Montana State Fund
83
76
75
89
               
Case Type 4 - Subsequent Injury Fund
1
0
0
0
               
Case Type 5 - Uninsured Employers Fund
7
3
3
2
               
Case Type 6 - ICCU
1
3
1
1
               
Case Type 7 - DLI
1
3
1
4
               
TOTAL PETITIONS BY CASE TYPE** 
***218
206
224
215
               

* The Workers’ Compensation Act provides for three separate “plans,” i.e., Self-Insureds, Private Insurers, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund.  The court breaks down its case types further for statistical purposes, i.e., Self-Insureds, Private Insurers, Montana State Fund (State Compensation Insurance Fund), Subsequent Injury Fund, Uninsured Employers’ Fund, ICCU (Independent Contractor Compensation Unit), and DLI (Department of Labor & Industry).
** Petitions with more than one Case type account for higher totals.
***
Case Type totals amended 1/6/15.

JURISDICTION OF CASES:
Appeals from DLI
4
2
0
2
               
Original Jurisdiction
213
199
210
206
               
TOTAL CASES
217
201
210
208
               
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES HELD:
SC1 - Settled
5
5
2
0
               
SC2 - No Settlement
0
1
0
0
               
Still working on resolution
0
1
0
0
               
TOTAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES 
5
7
2
0
               
TRIALS HELD:
Regular Type (Trial)
16
18
19
7
               
Bench Ruling (during oral argument or conference call, includes partial bench ruling and bench ruling with a written order)
25
17
18
19
               
Attendance at Deposition 
3
0
1
2
               
Oral Argument or Conference w/Court Reporter 
25
26
13
21
               
Evidentiary Hearing or Hearing Other Than Trial
5
3
6
2
               
               
TOTAL TRIALS & HEARINGS 
74
64
57
51
               
Conference Calls w/o Court Reporter
2
11
6
2
               
 
DECISIONS ISSUED:
Bench Rulings (w/o written decision)
0
0
0
0
               
Decisions (FFCL, Order on Remand, Declaratory Judgments, Summary Judgment)
25
28
10
12
               
Miscellaneous Judgments
174
146
168
201
               
Orders on Appeal (from DLI)
3
1
0
2
               
Substantive Orders
(Interlocutory, Discovery, Show Cause, New Trial or Reconsideration, Contested Dismissal)
40
34
31
23
               
Attorney Fee Orders
5
1
2
0
               
Orders on Costs
7
4
4
0
               
Subtotal
254
214
215
238
               
Petitions Dismissed by Agreement
40
52
22
25
               
TOTALS DECISIONS
294
266
237
263
               
               
APPEALS:
               
Notice of Appeal to WCC (From DLI)
4
4
0
4
               
Notice of Appeal to Supreme Court
7
6
1
0
               
FULL & FINAL COMPROMISE SETTLEMENTS:
             
Case Type 1 - Self-Insured
1
3
2
6
               
Case Type 2 - Private Insurers
3
11
5
10
               
Case Type 3 - Montana State Fund
6
7
6
13
               
Case Type 4 - Subsequent Injury Fund
0
0
0
0
               
Case Type 5 - Uninsured Employers Fund
0
0
0
0
               
TOTALS
10
21
13
29
               
                 




Court Statistics: Fiscal Years 2001-2012
PROCEEDINGS:
FY 12 FY 11 FY 10
FY 09
FY 08
FY 07
FY06
FY05
FY04
FY03
FY02
FY01
Special Settlement Proceedings NOT Filed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
6
3
4
0
TOTAL PETITIONS RECEIVED:
202
226
227
203
206
240
307
262
255
226
239
228
TOTAL CASES
202
226
227
203
206
240
307
267
261
229
243
228
PETITIONS BY CASE TYPE***
Case Type 1 - Self Insured
8
12
22
25
8
18*
34*
40
28*
34
29*
14
Case Type 2 - Private Insurance
97
103
112
90
115
122*
150*
124
144*
139*
140*
144*
Case Type 3 - Montana State Fund
92
103
78
83
66
81*
108*
96
75*
53*
62*
65*
Case Type 4 - Subsequent Injury Fund
0
1
0
0
0
1*
0
0
0
1*
1*
1*
Case Type 5 - Uninsured Employers Fund **
7
14
11
7
14
4*
12*
18
14*
9
16*
15*
Case Type 6 - ICCU
3
0
5
3
7
21*
19
0
0
0
0
0
Case Type 7 - DLI
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
TOTAL PETITIONS BY CASE TYPE 
207
233
229
208
210
247*
324*
278*
261*
236*
248*
239*

* Petitions with more than one Case type account for higher totals.
**4/23/00 - HB592 Petitions began

*** The Workers’ Compensation Act provides for three separate “plans,” i.e., Self-Insureds, Private Insurers, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund.  The court breaks down its case types further for statistical purposes, i.e., Self-Insureds, Private Insurers, Montana State Fund (State Compensation Insurance Fund), Subsequent Injury Fund, Uninsured Employers’ Fund, ICCU (Independent Contractor Compensation Unit), and DLI (Department of Labor & Industry). 

JURISDICTION OF CASES:
Appeals from DLI
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
2
3
Original Jurisdiction
202
226
226
203
206
240
306
261
254
226
237
225
TOTAL CASES
202
226
227
203
206
240
307
262
255
226
239
228
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES HELD:
SC1 - Settled
2
0
12
14
2
2
45
60
37
28
21
9
SC2 - No Settlement
2
1
3
2
0
0
5
5
4
3
2
5
Resolved - Dismissed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
Still working on resolution
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
Special Settlement Proceedings Petition NOT Filed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
6
3
4
0
SC Arbitrations
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
TOTAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES 
4
1
15
16
2
2
51
71
51
32
23
14
TRIALS HELD:
Hearings including Attorney Fee 
69
39
34
36
28
47
27
39
56
42
50
45
Oral Arguments w/Court Reporter/ Evidentiary Hearing 
17
18
5
7
2
13
9
4
1
3
2
1
Conferences w/Court Reporter 
36
42
42
25
17
23
5
12
11
13
9
11
TOTAL TRIALS & HEARINGS 
122
99
81
68
47
83
41
55
68
58
61
57
Cases involving multiple days of trial
12
6
3
4
1
2
3
5
5
15
   
Conference Calls w/o Court Reporter
7
18
19
66
46
55
67
82
66
 
DECISIONS ISSUED:
Telephone Conf. Resulting in Disposition
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
Bench Rulings (w/o written decision)
0
1
0
2
0
0
1
3
1
0
2
3
Decisions (FFCL, Order on Remand, Declaratory Judgments, Summary Judgment, Miscellaneous Judgments***)
170
167
181
143
170
166
182
161
158
145
103
90
Orders on Appeal (from DLI)
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
4
0
Substantive Orders
(Interlocutory or Substantive, New Trial or Reconsideration, DWP*, DWPM)
13
28
26
43
68
19
27
41
30
32
26
64
Attorney Fee Orders
0
1
3
0
2
2
2
2
7
5
0
7
Orders on Costs
4
3
6
3
6
5
2
2
4
15
14
4
Subtotals
187
200
217
191
246
192
215
210
200
197
152
167
Petitions Dismissed by Agreement (Coded BR-3, DWP, DWOPA)
42
41
46
51
46
80
96
83
88
72
118
136
TOTALS DECISIONS
229
241
263
242
292
272
311
293
288
269
270
303
*** MJ (Miscellaneous Judgments may include stipulated settlements.)
****Docketing in Paradox started 6/27/94 and this count was not kept prior to that time.
 
     
   
APPEALED TO SC:
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06
FY05
FY04
FY03
FY02
FY01
*Only McCarter's/Shea's Decisions Counted
8
12
7
17
25
18
12
10
23
11
16
11
FULL & FINAL COMPROMISE SETTLEMENTS:
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06
FY05
FY04
FY03
FY02
FY01
Case Type 1 - Self-Insured
4
2
5
2
2
7
1
1
7
5
5
5
Case Type 2 - Private Insurers
4
4
9
5
6
8
6
6
13
12
16
23
Case Type 3 - Montana State Fund
5
2
8
12
12
7
15
10
17
24
24
41
Case Type 4 - Subsequent Injury Fund
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Case Type 5 - Uninsured Employers Fund
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
13
8
22
19
20
22
22
17
37
41
45
69
 
   
FFCS CASES REQUIRING FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
0
1
4

 

*Court Statistics: Fiscal Years 1993-2000
PROCEEDINGS:
FY00
FY99
FY98
FY97
FY96
FY95
FY94
FY93
Special Settlement Proceedings NOT Filed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TOTAL PETITIONS RECEIVED:
255
266
235
202
228 
271 
256 
320
TOTAL CASES
255
266
235
202
228
271
256
320
PETITIONS BY CASE TYPE***
Case Type 1 - Self Insured
23*
18*
18*
20*
23
37
35
46
Case Type 2 - Private Insurance
118*
136
98*
92*
102
90*
86*
87
Case Type 3 - State Comp. Ins. Fund
86*
95*
116*
89*
98
141*
131*
183
Case Type 4 - Subsequent Injury Fund
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
4
Case Type 5 - Uninsured Employers Fund **
34*
21*
13*
6*
4
5
5
0
Case Type 6 - ICCU
               
Case Type 7 - DLI
               
TOTAL PETITIONS BY CASE TYPE 
261*
270*
246*
207*
228 
274*
258*
320
* Petitions with more than one Case type account for higher totals.
**4/23/00 - HB592 Petitions began
*** The Workers’ Compensation Act provides for three separate “plans,” i.e., Self-Insureds, Private Insurers, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund.  The court breaks down its case types further for statistical purposes, i.e., Self-Insureds, Private Insurers, Montana State Fund (State Compensation Insurance Fund), Subsequent Injury Fund, Uninsured Employers’ Fund, ICCU (Independent Contractor Compensation Unit), and DLI (Department of Labor & Industry). 
JURISDICTION OF CASES:
Appeals from DLI
6
17
11
11
13
19
17
23
Original Jurisdiction
249
249
224
191
215
252
239
297
TOTAL CASES
255
266
235
202
228
271
256
320
SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES HELD:
SC1 - Settled
10
4
11
8
11
9
4
--
SC2 - No Settlement
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
--
Resolved - Dismissed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
--
Still working on resolution
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Special Settlement Proceedings NOT Filed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SC Arbitrations
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TOTAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES 
11
6
12
10
11
10
4
--
TRIALS HELD:
Hearings including Attorney Fee 
52
48
44
34
45
34
64
50
Oral Arguments w/Court Reporter 
11
6
10
1
6
6
6
0
Conferences w/Court Reporter 
1
3
7
4
5
2
2
0
TOTAL TRIALS & HEARINGS 
64
57
61
39
56
42
72
50
Cases involving multiple days of trial
Conference Calls w/o Court Reporter
               
 
DECISIONS ISSUED:
Telephone Conf. Resulting in Disposition
0
0
6
6
0
0
0
0

Bench Rulings (w/o written decision)

1
3
2
1
2
7
2
0

Decisions (FFCL, Order on Remand, Declaratory Judgments, Summary Judgment, Miscellaneous Judgments***)

66
61
45
52
61
56
54
45
Orders on Appeal
8
4
9
5
15
14
9
13
Substantive Orders
(Interlocutory or Substantive, New Trial or Reconsideration, DWP*, DWPM)
36
22
52
40
38
75
83
81
Attorney Fee Orders
1
2
3
6
9
2
5
9
Orders on Costs
5
13
8
9
11
10
8
5
Subtotals
117
105
125
119
136
164
161
153
Petitions Dismissed by Agreement (Coded BR-3, DWP, DWOPA)
175
157
155
135
157
58
****
****
TOTALS DECISIONS
292
262
280
254
293
222
161
153
*** MJ (Miscellaneous Judgments counted if they are premised on a prior partial summary judgment or adverse ruling.)
****Docketing in Paradox started 6/27/94 and this count was not kept prior to that time.
               
APPEALED TO SC:
FY00
FY99
FY98
FY97
FY96
FY95
FY94
FY93
*Only McCarter's/Shea's Decisions Counted
13
22
18
18
27
38
26*
0*
FULL & FINAL COMPROMISE SETTLEMENTS:
FY00
FY99
FY98
FY97
FY96
FY95
FY94
FY93
Case Type 1 - Self-Insured
11
12
16
30
30
57
58
53
Case Type 2 - Private Insurers
18
27
27
42
48
56
87
109
CaseType 3 - State Comp. Ins.Fund
47
56
54
100
185
207
107
176
Case Type 4 - Subsequent Injury Fund
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Case Type 5 - Uninsured Employers Fund
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
TOTALS
76
95
97
173
264
321
252
338
               
FFCS CASES REQUIRING FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE:
4
6
5
30
44
28
7
0