WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

December 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of December 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 73 opinions, 104 summary dispositions, and 76 other written decisions in December.  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:

December 2013                                                 I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 58                 47                 48             100                 253

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 11                    5                 13               13                   42

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 11                    6                    6                  8                   31

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 5                    9                    2               43                   59

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 14                    9                    8               14                   45 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        13                    8                 10               11                   42

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 2                    3                    6               10                   21

        Other - Civil............................................... 1                    3                    2                  1                      7

        Other - Criminal........................................ 1                    4                    1                  0                      6

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 1066 opinions, 900 summary dispositions, and 996 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 708               769               600             885               2962

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 156               128               165             173                 622

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 162               109                 96               77                 444

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 41               110                 24             151                 326

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 121               170                 93             190                 574       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................     127               115               134             175                 551

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 37                 61                 58               77                 233

        Other - Civil............................................. 42                 58                 24               36                 160

Other - Criminal..................................... 22                 18                    6                  6                   52

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 242 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

December 2013                                                 I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 65                 65                 55               57                 242

 

Civil.......................................................... 32                 35                 36               29                 132

Criminal................................................... 33                 30                 19               28                 110

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 2758 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 751               681               598             728               2758

 

Civil........................................................ 357               345               325             411               1438

Criminal................................................ 394               336               273             317               1320

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1882 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 519               412               364             587               1882

 

Civil........................................................ 206               183               195             303                 887

Criminal................................................ 313               229               169             284                 995

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 16 and disposed of 21 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................................................. 4                    6                    3                  3                   16

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 5                    5                    7                  4                   21

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4                    5                    7                  4                   20

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 14                    8                    5               16                   43

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 12 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                    4                    2                  3                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     1                    5                  3  3                            12

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 1                    3                    3                  3                   10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    4                    3                  4                   15

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 56 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............................. 21                 15                    9               11                   56

        Civil.......................................................... 10                 12                    3                  5                   30

        Criminal................................................... 11                    3                    6                  6                   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