(1) The court of appeals, prior to final determination, may certify any case before it to the supreme court for its review and final determination, if the court of appeals finds:
(a) The subject matter of the appeal has significant public interest;
(b) The case involves legal principles of major significance; or
(c) The case load of the court of appeals is such that the expeditious administration of justice requires certification.
(2) The supreme court shall consider such certification and may accept the case for final determination or remand it for determination by the court of appeals.
(3) The supreme court may order the court of appeals to certify any case before the court of appeals to the supreme court for final determination.
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