WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

May 2014

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of May 2014 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2014.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 88 opinions, 61 summary dispositions, and 65 other written decisions in May.  Opinions include three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions.  Summary dispositions include opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and the record and, generally, following a screening and decision conference.  Other written decisions include memorandum opinions, which are issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference, and miscellaneous orders terminating cases (e.g., voluntary dismissals and stipulations to dismiss).  The breakdown by district and type of disposition is as follows:

May 2014                                                          I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 53                 37                 49               75                 214

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................... 9                    4                 22               16                   51

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 10                    7                 12                  8                   37

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 5                    2                    2               13                   22

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 15                 11                    2               11                   39 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          3                    3                    6               19                   31

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 5                    1                    4                  5                   15

        Other - Civil............................................... 6                    6                    1                  1                   14

        Other - Criminal........................................ 0                    3                    0                  2                      5

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 448 opinions, 351 summary dispositions, and 397 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 282               300               232             382               1196

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 44                 48                 69               82                 243

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 66                 54                 41               44                 205

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 16                 30                    9               61                 116

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 53                 78                 26               78                 235 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        31                 48                 48               82                 209

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 34                 17                 24               20                   95

        Other - Civil............................................. 29                 17                 13                  6                   65

        Other - Criminal........................................ 9                    8                    2                  9                   28

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 233 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

May 2014                                                          I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 66                 50                 39               78                 233

 

Civil.......................................................... 30                 23                 20               59                 132

Criminal................................................... 36                 27                 19               19                 101

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1152 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 344               286               226             296               1152

 

Civil........................................................ 171               131               114             210                 626

Criminal................................................ 173               155               112               86                 526

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1853 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 544               412               356             541               1853

 

Civil........................................................ 240               178               171             299                 888

Criminal................................................ 304               234               185             242                 965

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 7 petitions for supervisory writ during the month.  A petition for supervisory writ asks the Court of Appeals to order the circuit court to take a certain action in a case.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Sup. Writs Filed................................................. 3                    2                    2                  4                   11

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 0                    2                    1                  4                      7

        Granted...................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 0                    2                    1                  4                      7

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 17                    6                    5               14                   42

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 8 and disposed of 13 petitions for leave to appeal during the month.  A petition for leave to appeal asks the Court of Appeals to invoke its discretionary jurisdiction and accept the appeal of a case in which a final order has not been issued.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Filed..................... 3                    1                    3                  1                      8

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     1                    1                  2  2                            6

        Granted...................................................... 0                    0                    1                  0                      1

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 1                    1                    1                  2                      5

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    1                    3                  2                   10

 

 

Petitions for Review, Petitions for Bypass, and Certifications to the Supreme Court

 

            The Supreme Court received 73 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 0 requests for certification.  In a petition for bypass, a party requests that the Supreme Court take jurisdiction of an appeal or other proceeding pending in the Court of Appeals.  In a request for certification, the Court of Appeals asks the Supreme Court to exercise its appellate jurisdiction before the Court of Appeals hears the matter. 

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Petitions for Review Filed............................. 15                 24                 14               20                   73

        Civil............................................................ 5                    6                    9               10                   30

        Criminal................................................... 10                 18                    5               10                   43

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Civil............................................................ 0                                          0                  0  0                            0

        Criminal..................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

 

Certifications Filed........................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Civil............................................................ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Criminal..................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0