(1) When a panel of the Court of Appeals has rendered a decision in conflict with a decision of another panel of the Court of Appeals on the same issue of law;
(2) When a panel of the Court of Appeals has decided a question of state or federal law in a way that is in conflict with a decision of the Supreme Court;
(3) When a panel of the Court of Appeals has rendered a decision that has so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings or has so far sanctioned such a departure by a lower court as to call for an exercise of the Supreme Court's power of supervision; or
(4) When the Court of Appeals has decided an important question of municipal, state, or federal law which has not been, but should be, settled by the Supreme Court.
(b) After a petition for certiorari has been filed, the panel that issued the opinion of the Court of Appeals may issue a minute entry recommending that the Supreme Court grant the petition. Parties shall not request such a recommendation by motion or otherwise.