Date:                August 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 – July 2008

Cumulative:  January 1, 2008 through July 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                                                               520             470            375             436                       1801

Civil                                                                       229             219            191             264                         903

Criminal                                                                 291             251            184             172                         898

Cases Docketed                                                      1174             929            688             916                       3707

Civil                                                                       469             442            363             543                       1817

Criminal                                                                 705             487            325             373                       1890

Cases Reopened                                                         12                5               3               12                           32

Civil                                                                          8                4               2               11                           25

Criminal                                                                    4                1               1                1                            7

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     503             420            365             517                       1805

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         112               82             82             131                         407

Opinion - Criminal                                                    79               69            46               57                         251

     Subtotal                                                           191             151            128             188                         658

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    25               33             33               34                         125

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                             132               79              68             118                         397

     Subtotal                                                           157             112            101             152                         522

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                86               76             68             101                         331

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          42               51             45               39                         177

     Subtotal                                                           128             127            113             140                         508

Other - Civil                                                             19               24             18               31                           92

Other - Criminal                                                         8                6               5                6                           25

     Subtotal                                                             27               30             23               37                         117

Cases Pending                                                          683             514            326             411                       1934

Civil                                                                       235             231            164             257                         887

Criminal                                                                 448             283            162             154                       1047

 

*   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 July 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              69             64                50             62                       245

Civil                                                                       31             31                34             37                       133

Criminal                                                                 38             33                16             25                       112

Cases Terminated                                                    73             51                41             61                       226

Opinion - Civil                                                         14               6                  7             20                         47

Opinion - Criminal                                                   21             10                  8                    9                         48                                                                                                                                  

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      6               3                  4               4                         17

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              16              14                  5               8   2 – I/IV              43                                                                                                                                                      

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 7                9                12             11                         39

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7               6                 2               4                         19

Other - Civil                                                              2               3                  1               5                         11

Other - Criminal                                                        0               0                  2               0                           2

Cases Reopened                                                        2               1                  0               0                           3

Civil                                                                         1               1                  0               0                           2

Criminal                                                                   1               0                  0               0                           1

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  5             10                11               6                         32

Civil                                                                         4               9                  8               5                         26

Criminal                                                                   1               1                  3               1                           6

Three-Judge Appeals                                               53             50                34             50                       187

Civil                                                                       16             21                21             26                         84

Criminal                                                                 37             29                13             24                       103

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         9               3                  1               4                         17

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               2               5                  2               4                         13

Granted                                                                   0               2                  0               1                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               3                  2               3                         10

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  25               5                  1             13                         44

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4               7                  5               3                         19

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     4               6                10               1                         21

Granted                                                                   0               0                  3               0                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4               6                  7               1                         18

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        23               7                  2               6                         38


Additional Matters During the Month of July 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  110            114                87            100                       411

Extensions of Time                                                 74             63                53             57                       247

Unnumbered Cases                                                99             64                41             55                       259

Sua Sponte Matters                                                33             27                19             20                         99

Total Motions Filed                                                   316            268              200            232                     1016

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  114            102                97            111                       424

Extensions of Time                                                 74             63                52             55                       244

Unnumbered Cases                                               100             73                46             57                       276

Sua Sponte Matters                                                28             21                25             16                         90

Total Motions Terminated                                          316            259              220            239                     1034

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  103             55                21             63                       242

Extensions of Time                                                 10             13                  3               8                         34

Unnumbered Cases                                                17               3                  2             12                         34

Sua Sponte Matters                                                20               9                  3             16                         48

Total Motions Pending                                               150             80                29             99                       358

Opinions Circulating:                                               31             27                  1             11                         70

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       5               5                  7               0                         17

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  1               1                           2

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               1                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  1               0                           1

Certifications Filed                                                     0               0                  0               0                           0

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        26             14                11             21                         72

Civil                                                                       13               8                  6             11                         38

Criminal                                                                 13               6                  5             10                         34

 

 



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.