WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

June 2014

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of June 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 82 opinions, 48 summary dispositions, and 80 other written decisions in June.  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:

June 2014                                                           I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 56                 54                 50               50                 210

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 16                    7                 12                  9                   44

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 10                    9                 11                  8                   38

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 2                    5                    2                  9                   18

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 7                 16                    1                  6                   30 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        11                 10                    6                  8                   35

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 5                    4                 12                  5                   26

        Other - Civil............................................... 4                    3                    5                  4                   16

        Other - Criminal........................................ 1                    0                    1                  1                      3

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 530 opinions, 399 summary dispositions, and 477 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 338               354               282             432               1406

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 60                 55                 81               91                 287

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 76                 63                 52               52                 243

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 18                 35                 11               70                 134

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 60                 94                 27               84                 265 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        42                 58                 54               90                 244

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 39                 21                 36               25                 121

        Other - Civil............................................. 33                 20                 18               10                   81

        Other - Criminal..................................... 10                    8                    3               10                   31

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 269 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

June 2014                                                           I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 49                 74                 43             103                 269

 

Civil.......................................................... 22                 30                 21               78                 151

Criminal................................................... 27                 44                 22               25                 118

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1422 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ... 393               360               269             400               1422

 

Civil........................................................ 191               161               135             290                 777

Criminal................................................ 202               199               134             110                 645

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1920 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 533               439               351             597               1920

 

Civil........................................................ 222               186               168             352                 928

Criminal................................................ 311               253               183             245                 992

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 12 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................................................. 2                    2                    0                  8                   12

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 5                    3                    2                  4                   14

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5                    3                    2                  3                   13

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 17                    5                    3               18                   40

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 9 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..................... 1                    2                    0                  4                      7

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     2                    3                  2  2                            9

        Granted...................................................... 2                    0                    0                  0                      2

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 0                    3                    2                  2                      7

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 2                    1                    1                  3                      7

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 49 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 2 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............................. 14                 11                    8               16                   49

        Civil............................................................ 8                    4                    4                  7                   23

        Criminal..................................................... 6                    7                    4                  9                   26

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 2                    0                    0                  0                      2

        Civil............................................................ 2                                          0                  0  0                            2

        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