WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

August 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of August 2013 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2013.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 70 opinions, 66 summary dispositions, and 74 other written decisions in August.  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:

August 2013                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 48                 57                 51               54                 210

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................... 9                    6                    6               20                   41

        Opinion - Criminal................................... 9                    8                    6                  6                   29

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 10                 10                    2                  1                   23

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 9                    8                 18                  8                   43 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                 15                    6               14                   42

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 1                    7                    8                  2                   18

        Other - Civil............................................... 2                    3                    3                  2                   10

        Other - Criminal........................................ 1                    0                    2                  1                      4

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 715 opinions, 572 summary dispositions, and 665 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 464               533               412             543               1952

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 98                 90               115             113                 416

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 105                 77                 60               57                 299

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 31                 81                 16               76                 204

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 76               117                 67             108                 368       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        84                 80                 93             115                 372

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 29                 40                 38               45                 152

        Other - Civil............................................. 24                 42                 18               27                 111

Other - Criminal..................................... 17                    6                    5                  2                   30

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 243 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

August 2013                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 65                 51                 60               67                 243

 

Civil.......................................................... 19                 26                 22               40                 107

Criminal................................................... 46                 25                 38               27                 136

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1858 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 506               451               395             506               1858

 

Civil........................................................ 220               233               206             291                 950

Criminal................................................ 286               218               189             215                 908

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1973 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 542               423               353             655               1973

 

Civil........................................................ 203               198               177             369                 947

Criminal................................................ 339               225               176             286               1026

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 15 and disposed of 16 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                    3                    1                  9                   15

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 4                    7                    3                  2                   16

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    7                    3                  2                   15

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 12                    4                    4               14                   34

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 10 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..................... 2                    2                    4                  2                   10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     2                    5                  3  3                            13

        Granted...................................................... 0                    0                    1                  1                      2

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    5                    2                  2                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    1                    2                  4                   11

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 48 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 1 request 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............................. 24                 12                    4                  8                   48

        Civil.......................................................... 10                    7                    2                  3                   22

        Criminal................................................... 14                    5                    2                  5                   26

 

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                  1                      1

        Civil............................................................ 0                    0                    0                  1                      1

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