Date:                June 3, 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 – May 2008

Cumulative:  January 1, 2008 through May 31, 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                                                               403             324            261             313                       1301

Civil                                                                       180             152            130             185                         647

Criminal                                                                 223             172            131             128                         654

Cases Docketed                                                      1057             783            574             793                       3207

Civil                                                                       420             375            302             464                       1561

Criminal                                                                 637             408            272             329                       1646

Cases Reopened                                                         10                3               3               10                           26

Civil                                                                          7                3               2                9                           21

Criminal                                                                    3                0               1                1                            5

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     354             306            278             387                       1325

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          83               62             62               95                         302

Opinion - Criminal                                                    40               47            34               36                         157

     Subtotal                                                           123             109             96             131                         459

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                      9               23             25               23                           80

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               98               54              52             101                         305

     Subtotal                                                           107               77             77             124                         385

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                72               55             49               74                         250

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          28               41             39               30                         138

     Subtotal                                                           100               96             88             104                         388

Other - Civil                                                             16               18             15               22                           71

Other - Criminal                                                         8                6               2                6                           22

     Subtotal                                                             24               24             17               28                           93

Cases Pending                                                          713             480            299             416                       1908

Civil                                                                       247             220            153             259                         879

Criminal                                                                 466             260            146             157                       1029

 

*   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 May 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              95             56                45             69                       265

Civil                                                                       37             26                34             39                       136

Criminal                                                                 58             30                11             30                       129

Cases Terminated                                                    74             64                59             60                       257

Opinion - Civil                                                         12             12                15             14                         53

Opinion - Criminal                                                   11             12                  4                    5   1 – III/IV             32                                                                                                                                  

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      2               8                  5               3                         18

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              16              15                  6             11   6 – I/IV              48                                                                                                                                                                               

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               21                6                13             15                         55

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           6               6                11               7                         30

Other - Civil                                                              4               2                  5               4                         15

Other - Criminal                                                        2               3                  0               1                           6

Cases Reopened                                                        2               0                  1               2                           5

Civil                                                                         1               0                  1               1                           3

Criminal                                                                   1               0                  0               1                           2

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                 11               9                11             10                         41

Civil                                                                         7               7                  8               6                         28

Criminal                                                                   4               2                  3               4                         13

Three-Judge Appeals                                               67             42                28             46                       183

Civil                                                                       16             13                21             20                         70

Criminal                                                                 51             29                  7             26                       113

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                       11               4                  4               8                         27

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               7               1                  7               5                         20

Granted                                                                   2               0                  0               0                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         5               1                  7               5                         18

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  19               4                  1             14                         38

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               6               2                  2               7                         17

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     7               3                  6               4                         20

Granted                                                                   1               2                  1               0                           4

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         6               1                  5               4                         16

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        19               2                  6               7                         34


Additional Matters During the Month of May 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  108             70                76            100                       354

Extensions of Time                                                 70             51                40             52                       213

Unnumbered Cases                                                83             72                45             63                       263

Sua Sponte Matters                                                22             19                18             21                         80

Total Motions Filed                                                   283            212              179            236                       910

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  113             76                78             97                       364

Extensions of Time                                                 74             51                44             51                       220

Unnumbered Cases                                                88             77                48             61                       274

Sua Sponte Matters                                                30             16                18             14                         78

Total Motions Terminated                                          305            220              188            223                       936

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  104             44                18             50                       216

Extensions of Time                                                   5               7                  0               6                         18

Unnumbered Cases                                                14               9                  3               7                         33

Sua Sponte Matters                                                16               6                  5             18                         45

Total Motions Pending                                               139             66                26             81                       312

Opinions Circulating:                                               28             21                  2             12                         63

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       9               3                  4               0                         16

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          1               1                  0               0                           2

Civil                                                                         1               1                  0               0                           2

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                                        24               8                14             17                         63

Civil                                                                       15               5                  6               7                         33

Criminal                                                                   9               3                  8             10                         30

 

 



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.