WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

September 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of September 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 89 opinions, 83 summary dispositions, and 87 other written decisions in September.  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:

September 2013                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 50                 58                 52               99                 259

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 13                 12                 12               14                   51

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 16                    8                 10                  4                   38

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3                    4                    1               15                   23

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 6                 16                    8               30                   60 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                    8                 11               24                   50

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 2                    5                    8                  6                   21

        Other - Civil............................................... 2                    2                    2                  6                   12

        Other - Criminal........................................ 1                    3                    0                  0                      4

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 804 opinions, 655 summary dispositions, and 756 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 515               591               467             642               2215

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 111               102               127             127                 467

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 121                 85                 70               61                 337

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 34                 85                 17               91                 227

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 82               133                 75             138                 428       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        92                 88               107             138                 425

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 31                 45                 46               51                 173

        Other - Civil............................................. 26                 44                 20               34                 124

Other - Criminal..................................... 18                    9                    5                  2                   34

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 211 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

September 2013                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 65                 47                 55               44                 211

 

Civil.......................................................... 40                 22                 32               20                 114

Criminal................................................... 25                 25                 23               24                   97

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 2071 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 571               498               450             552               2071

 

Civil........................................................ 261               256               238             313               1068

Criminal................................................ 310               242               212             239               1003

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1931 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 550               413               348             620               1931

 

Civil........................................................ 218               193               177             341                 929

Criminal................................................ 332               220               171             279               1002

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 10 and disposed of 15 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                    0                    2                  5                   10

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 2                    1                    3                  9                   15

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    1                    3                  9                   15

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 13                    3                    3               10                   29

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 10 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                    2                    5                  1                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     3                    0                  4  3                            10

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    0                    3                  3                      9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    3                    3                  2                   12

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 57 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 1 petition 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............................. 24                    8                 10               15                   57

        Civil.......................................................... 13                    6                    4                  8                   31

        Criminal................................................... 11                    2                    6                  7                   26

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

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

        Criminal..................................................... 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

 

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

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

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