Date:                July 2, 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 – June 2008

Cumulative:  January 1, 2008 through June 30, 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                                                               451             406            325             374                       1556

Civil                                                                       198             188            157             227                         770

Criminal                                                                 253             218            168             147                         786

Cases Docketed                                                      1105             865            638             854                       3462

Civil                                                                       438             411            329             506                       1684

Criminal                                                                 667             454            309             348                       1778

Cases Reopened                                                         10                4               3               12                           29

Civil                                                                          7                3               2               11                           23

Criminal                                                                    3                1               1                1                            6

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     430             369            324             456                       1579

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          98               76             75             111                         360

Opinion - Criminal                                                    58               59            38               48                         203

     Subtotal                                                           156             135            113             159                         563

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    19               30             29               30                         108

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                             116               65              63             110                         354

     Subtotal                                                           135               95             92             140                         462

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                79               67             56               90                         292

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          35               45             43               35                         158

     Subtotal                                                           114             112             99             125                         450

Other - Civil                                                             17               21             17               26                           81

Other - Criminal                                                         8                6               3                6                           23

     Subtotal                                                             25               27             20               32                         104

Cases Pending                                                          685             500            317             410                       1912

Civil                                                                       232             220            154             260                         866

Criminal                                                                 453             280            163             150                       1046

 

*   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 June 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              48             82                64             61                       255

Civil                                                                       18             36                27             42                       123

Criminal                                                                 30             46                37             19                       132

Cases Terminated                                                    76             63                46             69                       254

Opinion - Civil                                                         15             14                13             16                         58

Opinion - Criminal                                                   18             12                  4                  12   1 – III/IV             46                                                                                                                                  

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                    10               7                  4               7                         28

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              18              11                11               9   6 – I/IV              49                                                                                                                                                      

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 7              12                  7             16                         42

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7               4                 4               5                         20

Other - Civil                                                              1               3                  2               4                         10

Other - Criminal                                                        0               0                  1               0                           1

Cases Reopened                                                        0               1                  0               2                           3

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               2                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               1                  0               0                           1

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  1             13                  4             12                         30

Civil                                                                         0               7                  1               8                         16

Criminal                                                                   1               6                  3               4                         14

Three-Judge Appeals                                               39             54                56             40                       189

Civil                                                                       12             24                23             25                         84

Criminal                                                                 27             30                33             15                       105

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         5               5                  1               8                         19

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               6               3                  0               9                         18

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               1                           1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         6               3                  0               8                         17

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  18               6                  2             12                         38

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               5               8                  3               3                         19

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     0               4                  2               7                         13

Granted                                                                   0               1                  0               0                           1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         0               3                  2               7                         12

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        24               6                  6               3                         39


Additional Matters During the Month of June 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  123             98                91             93                       405

Extensions of Time                                                 73             72                40             50                       235

Unnumbered Cases                                               109             72                45             48                       274

Sua Sponte Matters                                                24             16                20             15                         75

Total Motions Filed                                                   329            258              196            206                       989

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  125             97                77             84                       383

Extensions of Time                                                 73             71                39             50                       233

Unnumbered Cases                                               114             71                40             50                       275

Sua Sponte Matters                                                29             17                18             22                         86

Total Motions Terminated                                          341            256              174            206                       977

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  107             46                34             55                       242

Extensions of Time                                                   9               9                  2               6                         26

Unnumbered Cases                                                15               7                  5             11                         38

Sua Sponte Matters                                                13               3                  8             12                         36

Total Motions Pending                                               144             65                49             84                       342

Opinions Circulating:                                               24             15                  0             11                         50

Opinions Approved but not Released:                      12               5                  5               1                         23

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               1                  0               0                           1

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               0                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               2                  1               1                           4

Civil                                                                         0               1                  1               1                           3

Criminal                                                                   0               1                  0               0                           1

Petitions for Review Filed                                        17             18                13               9                         57

Civil                                                                         8             11                11               8                         38

Criminal                                                                   9               7                  2               1                         19

 

 



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.