WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

October 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of October 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 99 opinions, 88 summary dispositions, and 76 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:

October 2013                                                     I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 76                 64                 41               82                 263

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 19                    7                 14               20                   60

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 18                    9                    8                  4                   39

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 1                    8                    4                  7                   20

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 17                 18                    4               29                   68 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        11                    9                    7                  7                   34

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 2                    6                    3               13                   24

        Other - Civil............................................... 8                    4                    1                  1                   14

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 903 opinions, 743 summary dispositions, and 832 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 591               655               508             724               2478

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 130               109               141             147                 527

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 139                 94                 78               65                 376

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 35                 93                 21               98                 247

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 99               151                 79             167                 496       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................     103                 97               114             145                 459

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 33                 51                 49               64                 197

        Other - Civil............................................. 34                 48                 21               35                 138

Other - Criminal..................................... 18                 12                    5                  3                   38

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 239 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

October 2013                                                     I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 66                 70                 43               60                 239

 

Civil.......................................................... 32                 31                 22               33                 118

Criminal................................................... 34                 39                 21               27                 121

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 2311 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 637               569               493             612               2311

 

Civil........................................................ 294               288               260             347               1189

Criminal................................................ 343               281               233             265               1122

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1914 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 531               424               350             609               1914

 

Civil........................................................ 207               196               178             344                 925

Criminal................................................ 324               228               172             265                 989

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 18 and disposed of 9 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................................................. 9                    7                    1                  1                   18

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 6                    1                    1                  1                      9

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6                    1                    1                  1                      9

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 16                    9                    3               10                   38

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 12 and disposed of 5 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                    6                    2                  2                   12

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     2                    2                  1  0                            5

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

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

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    7                    4                  4                   19

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 75 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 1 petition to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 2 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............................. 23                 15                 14               23                   75

        Civil.......................................................... 16                    8                    8               11                   43

        Criminal..................................................... 7                    7                    6               12                   32

 

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

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

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

 

Certifications Filed........................................... 0                    1                    0                  1                      2

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

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