Date:       April 5, 2006 (Rev. May 3, 2006)

 

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 - MARCH

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Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through March 31, 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  

207

175

172

174

728

  Civil

113

94

94

108

409

  Criminal

94

81

78

66

319

 

Cases Docketed

921

617

535

656

2729

  Civil

410

351

317

401

1479

  Criminal

511

266

218

255

1250

 

Cases Reinstated

6

1

2

5

14

  Civil

3

1

1

5

10

  Criminal

3

0

1

0

4

 

Cases Terminated*

200

194

168

228

790

  Opinion-Civil

45

53

32

66

196

  Opinion-Criminal

49

30

25

20

124

       Sub-Total

94

83

82

86

320

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

5

15

17

20

57

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

35

43

35

43

156

       Sub-Total

40

58

52

63

213

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

28

30

36

51

145

  Memo Opinion-Criminal

21

6

11

20

58

       Sub-Total

49

36

47

71

203

 

  Other-Civil

13

11

10

7

41

  Other-Criminal

4

6

2

1

13

       Sub-Total

17

17

12

8

54

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

  Civil

+1

0

0

0

+1

  Criminal

-1

0

0

0

-1

 

CASES PENDING

695

435

369

454

1953

  CIVIL

319

244

218

270

1051

  CRIMINAL

376

191

151

184

902

 

 

*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 MARCH:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT            I           II          III           IV          TOTAL

 

Cases Filed

70

64

70

58

262

 

  Appeals-Civil

43

37

37

33

150

 

  Appeals- Criminal

27

27

33

25

112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cases Terminated

72

81

65

90

308

 

  Opinion-Civil

17

26

11

32

1-1/4, 5-3/4   86

 

  Opinion-Criminal

11

11

2-1/2                   7

2-1/3                13

1-1/4            42

 

 

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

4

7

       7

                   5

               23

 

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

12

15

2-1/2                17

2-1/3                13

6-1/4              57

 

 

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

14

14

13

20

61

 

  Memo Opinion-Crim.

7

2

1-4/2                   5

5

19

 

 

 

  Other-Civil

5

5

3

2

              15

 

  Other-Criminal

2

1

2

0

5

 

 

 

Cases Reopened

3

1

2

4

10

 

  Civil

2

1

1

4

8

 

  Criminal

1

0

1

0

2

 

 

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Civil

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:      I           II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

One-Judge Appeals:

17

12

17

12

58

 

  Civil

15

9

10

5

39

 

  Criminal

2

 

3

7

7

19

 

 

 

Three-Judge Appeals:

42

47

40

37

166

 

  Civil

17

24

16

21

78

 

  Criminal

25

23

24

16

88

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Filed:

6

3

5

3

17

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Terminated:

6

3

3

2

14

 

  Granted

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

6

3

3

2

14

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Pending:

17

16

4

9

46

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Filed:

5

2

8

7

22

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Term'd:

4

3

5

0

12

 

  Granted

0

0

1

0

1

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

4

3

4

0

11

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Pending:

10

4

10

7

31

 

 


Page 3 ADDITIONAL MATTERS DURING MONTH OF MARCH:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT             I           II          III           IV       TOTAL

 

Motions Filed:

  Numbered Cases

104

95

75

111

385

  Extensions of Time

44

45

34

47

170

  Unnumbered Cases

78

49

51

48

226

  Sua Sponte Matters

26

18

28

33

105

 

TOTAL MOTIONS FILED

252

207

188

239

886

 

Motions Terminated:

  Numbered Cases

125

80

70

127

402

  Extensions of Time

46

45

42

53

186

  Unnumbered Cases

70

56

47

51

224

  Sua Sponte Matters

28

14

33

38

113

 

TOTAL MOTIONS TERM'D

269

195

192

269

925

 

Motions Pending:

  Numbered Cases

59

51

50

64

224

  Extensions of Time

6

6

1

5

18

  Unnumbered Cases

17

4

7

5

33

  Sua Sponte Matters

10

11

5

6

32

 

TOTAL MOTIONS PENDING   

92

72

63

80

307

 

Opins. Circulating

22

16

0

8

46

 

Opins. Approved but not

Released

2

6

0

0

8

 

                               I          II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet. for Bypass Filed

0

1

0

1

2

  Civil

0

0

0

1

1

  Criminal

0

1

0

0

1

 

Certifications Filed

0

1

0

1

2

  Civil

0

1

0

1

2

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

Pet. for Review Filed

24

21

23

31

99

  Civil

12

11

15

13

51

  Criminal

12

10

8

18

48

 

 


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.