Cases in the court of appeals shall be entered on the docket in the order in which they are commenced, received, or filed. They shall be taken up and disposed of in the same order, unless for good cause shown the court otherwise directs. The court may dispose of the following cases in advance of their assignment or order on the docket:
(A) Proceedings in quo warranto, mandamus, habeas corpus, prohibition, or procedendo;
(B) Cases in which the person seeking relief is imprisoned or has been convicted of a felony;
(C) Cases involving the validity of a tax levied or assessment made, or the power to make such levy or assessment;
(D) Cases involving the construction or constitutionality of a statute or a question of practice, in which the questions arising are of general public interest;
(E) Cases in which the relief sought is damages for personal injury, or for death caused by negligence, and in which the person injured makes affidavit that the person's livelihood is dependent upon daily labor, or, in case of death, in which the surviving spouse or any next of kin of the deceased makes an affidavit that such surviving spouse or next of kin was dependent for livelihood upon the person's or the decedent's daily labor.
When a case is dismissed or otherwise disposed of, and again comes into court, it shall be disposed of as if it had retained its original place on the docket.
Effective Date: 10-25-1978 .