WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

July 2014

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of July 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 125 opinions, 67 summary dispositions, and 62 other written decisions in July.  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:

July 2014                                                            I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 55                 62                 68               69                 254

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 16                    6                 33               16                   71

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 21                 12                 13                  8                   54

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 1                 13                    5               13                   32

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 5                 18                    5                  7                   35 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          6                    4                    6               14                   30

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    2                    5                  6                   17

        Other - Civil............................................... 1                    6                    1                  5                   13

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 655 opinions, 466 summary dispositions, and 539 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 393               416               350             501               1660

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 76                 61               114             107                 358

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 97                 75                 65               60                 297

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 19                 48                 16               83                 166

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 65                112                32               91                 300 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        49                 62                 60             104                 275

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 43                 23                 41               31                 138

        Other - Civil............................................. 33                 26                 19               15                   93

        Other - Criminal..................................... 11                    9                    3               10                   33

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 268 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

July 2014                                                            I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 68                 70                 54               76                 268

 

Civil.......................................................... 36                 37                 30               65                 168

Criminal................................................... 32                 33                 24               11                 100

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1691 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 461               431               323             476               1691

 

Civil........................................................ 228               198               165             355                 946

Criminal................................................ 233               233               158             121                 745

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1939 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 530               451               345             613               1939

 

Civil........................................................ 225               195               157             374                 951

Criminal................................................ 305               256               188             239                 988

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 13 and disposed of 10 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................................................. 7                    2                    3                  1                   13

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 0                    2                    2                  6                   10

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 0                    2                    2                  6                   10

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 21                    5                    4               15                   45

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 14 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..................... 4                    4                    2                  4                   14

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     2                    2                  3  5                            12

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 1                    2                    3                  5                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    3                    0                  2                      9

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 77 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 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............................. 22                 16                 26               13                   77

        Civil.......................................................... 11                    4                 17                  8                   40

        Criminal................................................... 11                 12                    9                  5                   37

 

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                  0                      0

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

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