Date:                October 19, 2006 (Rev. 1/12/07)

To:                    Court of Appeals Judges, Director of State Courts, Staff Counsel, Clerk'sOffice Staff

From:                Cornelia G. Clark, Clerk

Re:                   COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT – SEPTEMBER, 2006

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through September 30, 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                                                             675             558             523             543                       2299

Civil                                                                     355             300             281             327                       1263

Criminal                                                               320             258             242             216                       1036

Cases Docketed                                                     1389            1000             886            1025                      4300

Civil                                                                     652             557             504             620                       2333

Criminal                                                               737             443             382             405                       1967

Cases Reopened                                                         9                8                7              11                           35

Civil                                                                         6                4                6              11                           27

Criminal                                                                   3                4                1                0                            8

Cases Terminated *                                                  600             581             498             648                       2327

Opinion-Civil                                                         150             143             110             173                         576

Opinion-Criminal                                                   118               75               59               74                         326

Sub-Total                                                         268             218             169             247                           902

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      30                44               43             54                         171

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                   93         134             107             144                         478

Sub-Total                                                         123             178             150             198                         649

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 113                96                98        127                         434

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           57               47               53               51                         208

Sub-Total                                                         170             143             151             178                         642

Other-Civil                                                              32               30               24               22                           108

Other-Criminal                                                          7              12                 4                3                          26

Sub-Total                                                           39               42               28               25                         134

Correction for Error                                                       -2                +8                -3               +6                            +9

Civil                                                                          0               +10                -1              +8                          +17

Criminal                                                                   -2                 -2                -2               -2                             -8

Cases Pending                                                         691             457             388             481                       2017

Civil                                                                     324             259             223             282                       1088

Criminal                                                               367             198             165             199                         929

 

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


Cases Activity During Month of September 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              59               55               68               60                         242

Civil                                                                       31               33               43               37                         144

Criminal                                                                 28               22               25               23                           98

Cases Terminated                                                    65               62               33               69                         229

Opinion - Civil                                                         20               13 1 – IV/II      7              23 1 – III/IV               63

Opinion - Criminal                                                     6                8                5              11 5 – I/IV                 30

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      1                  6               2                5 1 – I/IV                14

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                6              16 1 – I/II        4              13 6 – I/IV                 39

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               19                13               7                7                          46

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7                4                7                8                           26

Other - Civil                                                              5                1                1                2                            9

Other - Criminal                                                        1                1                0                0                            2

Cases Reopened                                                        0                0                1                0                            1

Civil                                                                         0                0                1                0                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Correction for Error                                                     0                0                0                  0                              0

Civil                                                                          0                 -1                +1                -1                            -1

Criminal                                                                    0                +1                -1                +1                           +1

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                      9           11               11               13                           44

Civil                                                                              6           7                8                  8                         29

Criminal                                                                   3                4                3                5                          15

Three-Judge  Appeals                                              46               38               52               42                         178

Civil                                                                       21               22               31               25                           99

Criminal                                                                 25               16               21               17                           79

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         2                2                2                4                          10

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               6                4                1                0                          11

Granted                                                                   0                1                0                0                            1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         6                3                1                0                          10

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  17                 8                4              14                           43

Leave to Appeal Filed                                               2                4                3                3                          12

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     5                1                3                5                          14

Granted                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         5                1                3                5                          14

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        19                 4                4                6                           33


Additional Matters During the Month of September 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  118               86               90              118                        412

Extensions of Time                                                 58               54               36               53                         201

Unnumbered Cases                                                63              43               25               34                         165

Sua Sponte Matters                                                20                 6              36               18                             80

Total Motions Filed                                                   259             189             187             223                           858

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  124             105                72             116                       417

Extensions of Time                                                 52               50               35               57                         194

Unnumbered Cases                                                50              35               25               28                         138

Sua Sponte Matters                                                18                 6              22               21                             67

Total Motions Terminated                                          244             196             154             222                           816

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    83               34               72               71                         260

Extensions of Time                                                    14                  5            5              10                           34

Unnumbered Cases                                                26                9                 4                10                         49

Sua Sponte Matters                                                13                 3                19               3                          38

Total Motions Pending                                              136               51              100                94                      381

Opinions Circulating:                                                 19               11                 8                25                           63

Opinions Approved but not Released:                         4                  4               14                  0                           22

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0                3                0                0                            3

Civil                                                                         0                2                0                0                            2

Criminal                                                                   0                1                0                0                            1

Certifications Filed                                                     0                0                0                1                            1

Civil                                                                         0                0                0                1                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        22               14               16               26                           78

Civil                                                                            17           7                5              18                           47

Criminal                                                                   5                7               11                 8                         31


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 3 of the report reflects the current status of transfer cases.