Date:                June 5, 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 - MAY

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through May 31, 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                                                               347             267            253             309                       1176

Civil                                                                       174             130            143             176                         623

Criminal                                                                 173             137            110             133                         553

Cases Docketed                                                      1049             720            629             785                       3183

Civil                                                                       483             385            356             470                       1694

Criminal                                                                 566             335            273             315                       1489

Cases Reopened                                                           4                3               2                9                           18

Civil                                                                          4                3               1                7                           15

Criminal                                                                    0                0               1                2                            3

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     318             284            322             317                       1241

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          84               67             76               79                         306

Opinion - Criminal                                                    76               27            44               39                         186

     Subtotal                                                           160               94            120             118                         492

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    22               34             24               23                         103

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               39               74              61               46                         220

     Subtotal                                                             61             108             85               69                         323

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                47               45             73               63                         228

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          35               23             30               40                         128

     Subtotal                                                             82               68            103             103                         356

Other - Civil                                                             10               11             12               20                           54

Other - Criminal                                                         5                3               2                7                           18

     Subtotal                                                             15               14             14               27                           72

Cases Pending                                                          735             439            309             477                       1960

Civil                                                                       324             231            172             292                       1019

Criminal                                                                 411             208            137             185                         941

 

*   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 May 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              82             57                54             53                       246

Civil                                                                       40             19                31             31                       121

Criminal                                                                 42             38                23             22                       125

Cases Terminated                                                    89             73                68             70                       300

Opinion - Civil                                                         28             12                22            19                         81

Opinion - Criminal                                                   21             13                  7             11   2 – I/IV              52

                                                                                                                                        3 – III/IV

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      4             13                  6               9                         32

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                7             15                10               8   4 – I/IV              40

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               12               9                14             15                         50

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                         13               5   2 – I/II        5               3                         26

Other - Civil                                                              4               5                  4               5                         18

Other - Criminal                                                        0               1                  0               0                           1

Cases Reopened                                                        2               1                  1               2                           6

Civil                                                                         2               1                  0               2                           5

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  1               0                           1

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  4               9                  5             12                         30

Civil                                                                         4               4                  4               8                         20

Criminal                                                                   0               5                  1               4                         10

Three-Judge Appeals                                               64             39                45             36                       184

Civil                                                                       24             10                24             19                         77

Criminal                                                                 40             29                21             17                       107

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         7               2                  2               5                         16

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               3               1                  2               5                         11

Granted                                                                   0               0                  1               1                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         3               1                  1               4                           9

Sup. Writs Pending                                                    21               6                  3             11                         41

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               6               5                  3               2                         16

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     6               4                  4               6                         20

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               1                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         5               4                  4               5                         18

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        22               8                  5               7                         42


Additional Matters During the Month of May 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                    97             74                51             97                       319

Extensions of Time                                                 57             61                41             39                       198

Unnumbered Cases                                                91             78                41             43                       253

Sua Sponte Matters                                                34             12                22             18                         86

Total Motions Filed                                                   279            225              155            197                       856

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  112            122                56            114                       404

Extensions of Time                                                 73             65                43             46                       227

Unnumbered Cases                                               135             89                44             39                       307

Sua Sponte Matters                                                39             15                24             21                         99

Total Motions Terminated                                          359            291              167            220                     1037

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  110             44                24             63                       241

Extensions of Time                                                   9               3                  2               9                         23

Unnumbered Cases                                                25               4                  5             12                         46

Sua Sponte Matters                                                11               3                  6             14                         34

Total Motions Pending                                               155             54                37             98                       344

Opinions Circulating:                                               15             13                  4             12                         44

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       7               7                  0               0                         14

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          3               0                  0               0                           3

Civil                                                                         3               0                  0               0                           3

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               0                  0               0                           0

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        19             16                  7             12                         54

Civil                                                                       10               8                  2               9                         29

Criminal                                                                   9               8                  5               3                         25

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.