Date:                May 7, 2007

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

From:                David R. Schanker, Clerk

Re:                   COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - APRIL

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through April 30, 2007

APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Carried Over from December 31                         702             453            376             476                       2007

Civil                                                                       309             255            213             294                       1071

Criminal                                                                 393             198            163             182                         936

 

Cases Filed                                                               265             210            199             256                         930

Civil                                                                       134             111            112             145                         502

Criminal                                                                 131               99             87             111                         428

Cases Docketed                                                        967             663            575             732                       2937

Civil                                                                       443             366            325             439                       1573

Criminal                                                                 524             297            250             293                       1364

Cases Reopened                                                           2                2               1                7                           12

Civil                                                                          2                2               1                5                           10

Criminal                                                                    0                0               0                2                            2

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     229             211            254             247                         941

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          56               55             54               60                         225

Opinion - Criminal                                                    55               14            37               28                         134

     Subtotal                                                           111               69             91               88                         359

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    18               21             18               14                           71

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               32               59              51               38                         180

     Subtotal                                                             50               80             69               51                         251

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                35               36             59               48                         178

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          22               18             25               37                         102

     Subtotal                                                             57               54             84               85                         280

Other - Civil                                                               6                6               8               15                           35

Other - Criminal                                                         5                2               2                7                           16

     Subtotal                                                             11                8             10               22                           51

Cases Pending                                                          740             454            322             492                       2008

Civil                                                                       330             250            187             307                       1074

Criminal                                                                 410             204            135             185                         934

 

*   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 the Month of April 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              66             51                50             65                       232

Civil                                                                       33             21                33             39                       126

Criminal                                                                 33             30                17             26                       106

Cases Terminated                                                    48             43                46             51                       188

Opinion - Civil                                                         12               7                12            10                         41

Opinion - Criminal                                                     9               4                  8               4   1 – I/IV              25

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      0               4                  2               2                           8

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                7             11   4 – I/II        7               4   2 – I/IV              29

                                                                                                                                        1 – III/IV

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               10               8                11             12                         41

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7               3                  4             12                         26

Other - Civil                                                              3               5                  2               5                         15

Other - Criminal                                                        0               1                  0               2                           3

Cases Reopened                                                        0               1                  1               2                           4

Civil                                                                         0               1                  1               2                           4

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  9               9                13             11                         42

Civil                                                                         9               3                11               7                         30

Criminal                                                                   0               6                  2               4                         12

Three-Judge Appeals                                               51             39                34             41                       165

Civil                                                                       18             17                19             24                         78

Criminal                                                                 33             22                15             17                         87

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         4               1                  2               2                           9

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               5               1                  1               3                         10

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               0                           1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4               1                  1               3                           9

Sup. Writs Pending                                                    18               5                  3             12                         38

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               3               3                  3             11                         20

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     3               2                  8               6                         19

Granted                                                                   3               0                  0               0                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         0               2                  8               6                         16

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        22               6                11               6                         45


Additional Matters During the Month of April 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  100            102                70            121                       393

Extensions of Time                                                 44             42                32             48                       166

Unnumbered Cases                                                61             59                49             43                       212

Sua Sponte Matters                                                30             22                26             26                       104

Total Motions Filed                                                   235            225              177            238                       875

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  101             91                62            135                       389

Extensions of Time                                                 60             46                30             48                       184

Unnumbered Cases                                               120             57                48             60                       285

Sua Sponte Matters                                                29             20                22             36                       107

Total Motions Terminated                                          310            214              162            279                       965

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  122             85                28             80                       315

Extensions of Time                                                 14               5                  3             14                         36

Unnumbered Cases                                                14               9                  9               9                         41

Sua Sponte Matters                                                14               9                  8             18                         49

Total Motions Pending                                               164            108                48            121                       441

Opinions Circulating:                                               39             13                  4             14                         70

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       6             14                  9               0                         29

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               1                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               1                           1

Petitions for Review Filed                                        24             12                15             17                         68

Civil                                                                         9               8                  8             10                         35

Criminal                                                                 15               4                  7               7                         33

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.