Date:       March 2, 2006 (rev. 3/16/06)

 

To:         Court of Appeals Judges, Director of State Courts, Staff Counsel, Clerk’s Office Staff

 

From:       Cornelia G. Clark, Clerk

 

Re:         COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - FEBRUARY

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Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through February 28, 2006

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT           I           II           III            IV         TOTAL

 

Cases Carried Over

 

from December 31

714

442

363

482

2001

  Civil

297

257

223

293

1070

  Criminal

417

185

140

189

931

 

Cases Filed  

137

111

102

116

466

  Civil

70

57

57

75

259

  Criminal

67

54

45

41

207

 

Cases Docketed

851

553

465

598

2467

  Civil

367

314

280

368

1329

  Criminal

484

239

185

230

1138

 

Cases Reinstated

3

0

0

1

4

  Civil

1

0

0

1

2

  Criminal

2

0

0

0

2

 

Cases Terminated*

128

113

103

138

482

  Opinion-Civil

28

27

21

34

110

  Opinion-Criminal

38

19

18

7

82

       Sub-Total

66

46

39

41

192

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

1

8

10

15

34

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

23

28

18

30

99

       Sub-Total

24

36

28

45

133

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

14

16

23

31

84

  Memo Opinion-Criminal

14

4

6

15

39

       Sub-Total

28

20

29

46

123

 

  Other-Civil

8

6

7

5

26

  Other-Criminal

2

5

0

1

8

       Sub-Total

10

11

7

6

34

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

  Civil

+1

0

0

0

+1

  Criminal

-1

0

0

0

-1

 

CASES PENDING

710

446

363

470

1989

  CIVIL

315

258

219

286

1078

  CRIMINAL

395

188

144

184

911

 

 

*Terminations are adjusted to reflect dispositions by panels assigned to cases filed in other districts and cover the “number of cases” terminated.


Page 2 CASE ACTIVITY DURING MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT            I           II          III           IV          TOTAL

 

Cases Filed

67

51

54

53

225

 

  Civil

35

25

33

35

130

 

  Criminal

32

24

21

18

95

 

 

 

Cases Terminated

52

69

61

76

258

 

  Opinion-Civil

15

19

13

1-1/3                   16

1-3/4               63

 

  Opinion-Criminal

15

12

1-1/2, 1-4/2         11

6

1-1/4               44

 

 

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

0

4

       7

1-1/3                   10

               21

 

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

5

16

6

20

6-1/4               47

 

 

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

7

5

14

14

40

 

  Memo Opinion-Crim.

5

4

4

6

19

 

 

 

  Other-Civil

4

4

6

3

              17

 

  Other-Criminal

1

5

0

1

7

 

 

 

Cases Reinstated

2

0

0

0

2

 

  Civil

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Criminal

2

0

0

0

2

 

 

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Civil

+1

0

0

0

+1

 

  Criminal

-1

0

0

0

-1

 

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:      I           II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

One-Judge Appeals:

15

9

9

6

39

 

  Civil

13

6

4

3

25

 

  Criminal

3

 

3

5

3

14

 

 

 

Three-Judge Appeals:

44

32

39

44

159

 

  Civil

15

12

23

30

80

 

  Criminal

29

20

16

14

79

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Filed:

6

3

3

3

15

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Terminated:

3

1

2

3

9

 

  Granted

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

3

1

2

3

9

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Pending:

16

15

2

7

40

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Filed:

2

5

3

1

11

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Term'd:

1

3

3

7

14

 

  Granted

1

0

0

0

1

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

0

3

3

7

13

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Pending:

9

5

7

2

23

 

 


Page 3 ADDITIONAL MATTERS DURING MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT             I           II          III           IV       TOTAL

 

Motions Filed:

  Numbered Cases

113

60

65

90

328

  Extensions of Time

50

46

34

43

173

  Unnumbered Cases

68

45

42

25

180

  Sua Sponte Matters

16

9

24

23

72

 

TOTAL MOTIONS FILED

247

160

165

181

753

 

Motions Terminated:

  Numbered Cases

14

99

100

119

459

  Extensions of Time

58

51

36

38

183

  Unnumbered Cases

90

53

39

28

210

  Sua Sponte Matters

17

16

25

23

81

 

TOTAL MOTIONS TERM'D

261

219

200

208

933

 

Motions Pending:

  Numbered Cases

76

36

41

83

236

  Extensions of Time

5

6

6

10

27

  Unnumbered Cases

6

11

6

8

31

  Sua Sponte Matters

12

6

6

10

34

 

TOTAL MOTIONS PENDING   

99

59

59

111

328

 

Opins. Circulating

28

16

5

13

62

 

Opins. Approved but not

Released

0

9

0

12

21

 

                               I          II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet. for Bypass Filed

0

0

0

0

0

  Civil

0

0

0

0

0

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

Certifications Filed

0

3

0

1

4

  Civil

0

1

0

1

2

  Criminal

0

2

0

0

2

 

Pet. for Review Filed

22

10

2

9

45

  Civil

12

5

2

6

25

  Criminal

20

5

2

3

20

 

 


Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Explanation of Termination Categories

 

OPINIONS

Includes three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions.  All per curiam opinions are assigned to a supervising judge who has the responsibility for approval of the final draft of the opinion after circulation to the panel. 

SUMMARY DISPOSITIONS

Includes opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and record, and following a screening and decision conference(s).  All dispositions in this category are assigned to a supervising judge who is responsible for approval of the final draft of the opinion after circulation to the panel. 

MEMO OPINIONS

Includes opinions issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference(s).  Examples of memo opinions are:  jurisdictional terminations; petitions for writs denied or granted if the order terminates the action; petitions for leave to appeal that are denied; summary disposition of unscreened cases – usually upon a motion; motions to dismiss on the merits that are granted; transfers to circuit court; any other miscellaneous termination of an appeal in which judicial time is expended and a full explication of reasoning is set forth.

OTHER

Includes miscellaneous orders terminating cases that are issued by the Clerk’s Office.  Examples of miscellaneous orders are:  voluntary dismissals; stipulations to dismiss; failure of an appellant to submit filing fee information.

 

Please Note:     Case filings are counted according to the district of origin and tracked through the appellate process in the filing district.  Terminations, however, are counted in the district that issued the opinion.  For example, a case filed in District IV, but transferred to District III, will be counted as a pending case in District IV until the opinion is issued when adjustments will be made to reflect the termination by District III.  In this example, the District III termination will result in one less case pending in District IV.

Page 2 of the Monthly Statistical Report reflects how many cases terminated by a particular district are transfer cases.  Page 4 of the report reflects the current status of transfer cases.