Date:       May 3, 2006 (Rev. 6/1/06)

 

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 - APRIL

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Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through April 30, 2006

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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  

282

249

232

234

997

  Civil

155

135

121

136

547

  Criminal

127

114

111

98

450

 

Cases Docketed

996

691

594

716

2998

  Civil

452

392

343

429

1617

  Criminal

544

299

251

287

1381

 

Cases Reinstated

6

1

5

5

17

  Civil

3

1

4

5

13

  Criminal

3

0

1

0

4

 

Cases Terminated*

261

251

222

276

1010

  Opinion-Civil

59

63

45

76

243

  Opinion-Criminal

56

40

28

29

153

       Sub-Total

115

103

73

105

396

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

9

16

22

23

70

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

53

57

50

55

215

       Sub-Total

62

73

72

78

285

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

43

40

46

60

189

  Memo Opinion-Criminal

23

14

17

22

76

       Sub-Total

66

54

63

82

265

 

  Other-Civil

14

14

12

10

50

  Other-Criminal

4

7

2

1

14

       Sub-Total

18

21

14

11

64

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

  Civil

+1

0

0

0

+1

  Criminal

-1

0

0

0

-1

 

CASES PENDING

701

454

379

471

2005

  CIVIL

326

261

218

274

1079

  CRIMINAL

375

193

161

197

926

 

 

*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 APRIL:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT            I           II          III           IV          TOTAL

 

Cases Filed

75

74

60

60

269

 

  Appeals-Civil

42

41

27

28

138

 

  Appeals- Criminal

33

33

33

32

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cases Terminated

61

57

54

48

220

 

  Opinion-Civil

14

10

13

10

1-1/4               47

 

  Opinion-Criminal

7

10

3

1-1/3                      9

1-1/4               29

 

 

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

4

1

       5

                   3

               13

 

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

18

14

2-1/2                   15

12

3-1/4               59

 

 

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

15

10

10

9

44

 

  Memo Opinion-Crim.

2

8

6

2

18

 

 

 

  Other-Civil

1

3

2

3

              9

 

  Other-Criminal

0

1

0

0

1

 

 

 

Cases Reopened

0

0

3

0

3

 

  Civil

0

0

3

0

3

 

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

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:

8

20

16

7

51

 

  Civil

7

10

5

1

23

 

  Criminal

1

 

10

11

6

28

 

 

 

Three-Judge Appeals:

57

48

38

47

190

 

  Civil

26

27

16

22

91

 

  Criminal

31

21

22

25

99

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Filed:

7

3

5

6

21

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Terminated:

8

2

3

3

16

 

  Granted

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

8

2

3

3

16

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Pending:

16

18

5

12

51

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Filed:

3

4

1

1

9

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Term'd:

1

6

5

7

19

 

  Granted

0

1

0

0

2

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

1

5

5

7

17

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Pending:

12

2

6

3

23

 

 


Page 3 ADDITIONAL MATTERS DURING MONTH OF APRIL:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT             I           II          III           IV       TOTAL

 

Motions Filed:

  Numbered Cases

105

95

65

109

374

  Extensions of Time

35

39

30

40

144

  Unnumbered Cases

66

41

33

44

184

  Sua Sponte Matters

15

14

15

15

59

 

TOTAL MOTIONS FILED

221

189

143

208

761

 

Motions Terminated:

  Numbered Cases

108

85

71

101

365

  Extensions of Time

40

37

26

40

143

  Unnumbered Cases

68

38

38

46

190

  Sua Sponte Matters

16

19

14

13

62

 

TOTAL MOTIONS TERM'D

232

179

149

200

760

 

Motions Pending:

  Numbered Cases

56

58

32

55

201

  Extensions of Time

4

8

5

5

22

  Unnumbered Cases

23

5

2

4

34

  Sua Sponte Matters

8

7

5

8

28

 

TOTAL MOTIONS PENDING   

91

78

44

72

285

 

Opins. Circulating

35

12

1

20

68

 

Opins. Approved but not

Released

11

13

5

0

29

 

                               I          II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet. for Bypass Filed

0

3

0

0

3

  Civil

0

1

0

0

1

  Criminal

0

2

0

0

2

 

Certifications Filed

1

2

1

0

4

  Civil

1

2

0

0

3

  Criminal

0

0

1

0

1

 

Pet. for Review Filed

16

12

17

29

74

  Civil

10

5

9

9

38

  Criminal

6

7

8

8

36

 

 


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.