Date:                January 4, 2008

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 – DECEMBER 2007

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through December 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                                                               794             687            619             741                       2841

Civil                                                                       336             328            344             446                       1454

Criminal                                                                 458             359            275             295                       1387

Cases Docketed                                                      1496           1140            995           1217                       4848

Civil                                                                       645             583            557             740                       2525

Criminal                                                                 851             557            438             477                       2323

Cases Reopened                                                         10               20               6               15                           51

Civil                                                                        10               16               5               13                           44

Criminal                                                                    0                4               1                2                            7

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     777             725            674             853                       3029

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         223             153            142             215                         733

Opinion - Criminal                                                   161               96            77             115                         449

     Subtotal                                                           364             249            219             330                       1182

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    34               93             53               75                         255

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                             125             158            144             139                         566

     Subtotal                                                           159             251            197             214                         821

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               133             118            151             166                         568

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          69               61             62               80                         272

     Subtotal                                                           202             179            213             246                         840

Other - Civil                                                             22               27             38               51                         138

Other - Criminal                                                       10               19               7               12                           48

     Subtotal                                                             32               46             45               63                         186

Cases Pending                                                          729             435            327             379                       1870

Civil                                                                       243             208            178             246                         875

Criminal                                                                 486             227            149             133                         995

 

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


Case Activity During the Month of December 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              63             57                53             57                       230

Civil                                                                       18             24                19             36                         97

Criminal                                                                 45             33                34             21                       133

Cases Terminated                                                    64             57                56             80                       257

Opinion - Civil                                                         20             12                15             21   2 – III/IV             68

Opinion - Criminal                                                   14               8                  7                  10   1 – I/IV              42

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      1               7                  9             14   4 – I/IV              17

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              19              16 2 – I/II        11               6   1 – I/IV              69

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 5                9                  6             21                         46

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           1               1                 6               6                         25

Other - Civil                                                              4               3                  2               2                           9

Other - Criminal                                                        0               1                  0               0                           8

Cases Reopened                                                        0               9                  1               0                         10

Civil                                                                         0               9                  1               0                         10

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                 11               7                15             11                         44

Civil                                                                         3               5                  4               8                         20

Criminal                                                                   8               2                11               3                         24

Three-Judge Appeals                                               47             44                35             38                       164

Civil                                                                       10             17                13             20                         60

Criminal                                                                 37             27                22             18                       104

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         3               1                  1               3                           8

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               2               2                  2               2                           8

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               2                  2               2                           8

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  19               3                  2               8                         32

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               3               6                  3               5                         17

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     7               3                  6               3                         19

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               0                           1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         6               3                  6               3                         18

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        21               6                  1             11                         39


Additional Matters During the Month of December 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                    76             73                48             91                       288

Extensions of Time                                                 67             56                36             36                       195

Unnumbered Cases                                                76             67                33             47                       223

Sua Sponte Matters                                                  8             14                19             23                         64

Total Motions Filed                                                   227            210              136            197                       770

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    82             62                53             92                       289

Extensions of Time                                                 66             54                37             44                       201

Unnumbered Cases                                                96             66                33             51                       246

Sua Sponte Matters                                                10             12                19             24                         65

Total Motions Terminated                                          254            194              142            211                       801

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  116             54                20             59                       249

Extensions of Time                                                 19               8                  2               4                         33

Unnumbered Cases                                                24               8                  1               6                         59

Sua Sponte Matters                                                16               7                  5             18                         46

Total Motions Pending                                               175             77                28             87                       367

Opinions Circulating:                                               42             18                  1             16                         77

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       2               0                  0               0                           2

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  0               0                           0

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               1                  0               0                           1

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               0                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        12             13                  4             40                         69

Civil                                                                         5               6                  2             25                         38

Criminal                                                                   7               7                  2             15                         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.