Date:                March 7, 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 – February 2008

Cumulative:  January 1, 2008 through February 29, 2008

APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Carried Over from Dec. 31, 2007                        654             459            313             480                       1906

Civil                                                                       240             223            172             279                         914

Criminal                                                                 414             236            141             201                         992

 

Cases Filed                                                               140             135             83             132                         490

Civil                                                                        60               70             39               76                         245

Criminal                                                                  80               65             44               56                         245

Cases Docketed                                                        794             594            396             612                       2396

Civil                                                                       300             293            211             355                       1159

Criminal                                                                 494             301            185             257                       1237

Cases Reopened                                                           1                2               0                3                            6

Civil                                                                          1                2               0                3                            6

Criminal                                                                    0                0               0                0                            0

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     132             119            101             171                         523

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          40               25             28               49                         142

Opinion - Criminal                                                    14               14            17               20                           65

     Subtotal                                                             54               39             45               69                         207

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                      5                7               9               12                           33

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               38               25              21               46                         130

     Subtotal                                                             43               32             30               58                         163

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                16               17             17               29                           79

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                            9               23               4                9                           45

     Subtotal                                                             25               40             21               38                         124

Other - Civil                                                               6                7               5                5                           23

Other - Criminal                                                         4                1               0                1                            6

     Subtotal                                                             10                8               5                6                           29

Cases Pending                                                          663             477            295             444                       1879

Civil                                                                       234             239            152             263                         888

Criminal                                                                 429             238            143             181                         991

 

*   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 February 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              72             77                45             57                       251

Civil                                                                       28             35                20             32                       115

Criminal                                                                 44             42                25             25                       135

Cases Terminated                                                    60             61                47             68                       236

Opinion - Civil                                                         18             15                16             24   2 – III/IV             73

Opinion - Criminal                                                     8               7                  5                  10   1 – I/IV              30

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      0               3                  6               3                         12

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              17              10   1 – I/II      19             14   3 – I/IV              50

                                                                                                                                        1 – III/IV

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 7                9   1 – IV/II      8               8                         32

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           5             13                 1               7                         26

Other - Civil                                                              4               4                  2               2                         12

Other - Criminal                                                        1               0                  0               0                           1

Cases Reopened                                                        0               2                  0               0                           2

Civil                                                                         0               2                  0               0                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                 10             15                  6             15                         46

Civil                                                                         6               7                  2             10                         25

Criminal                                                                   4               8                  4               5                         21

Three-Judge Appeals                                               54             48                32             37                       171

Civil                                                                       14             21                13             17                         65

Criminal                                                                 40             27                19             20                       106

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         4               4                  3               4                         15

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               2               2                  2               2                           8

Granted                                                                   0               1                  0               0                           1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               1                  2               2                           7

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  23               6                  1             12                         42

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4             14                  6               1                         25

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     4               7                  0               4                         15

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               2                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         3               7                  0               2                         12

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        23             14                  8               2                         47


Additional Matters During the Month of February 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  101            102                47             97                       347

Extensions of Time                                                 69             49                35             35                       188

Unnumbered Cases                                                90             58                40             57                       245

Sua Sponte Matters                                                18             23                12             19                         72

Total Motions Filed                                                   278            232              134            208                       852

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  107             93                54            133                       387

Extensions of Time                                                 78             49                34             45                       206

Unnumbered Cases                                               107             56                41             65                       269

Sua Sponte Matters                                                22             15                15             21                         73

Total Motions Terminated                                          314            213              144            264                       935

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  117             59                19             73                       268

Extensions of Time                                                   1               6                  1               6                         14

Unnumbered Cases                                                12               8                  3               7                         30

Sua Sponte Matters                                                23             15                  3               9                         50

Total Motions Pending                                               153             88                26             95                       362

Opinions Circulating:                                               32             10                  2             22                         66

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       0               7                  1               0                           8

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  0               1                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               1                           1

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                                        14             13                  6             28                         61

Civil                                                                         7               6                  5             22                         40

Criminal                                                                   7               7                  1               6                         21

 

 



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.