WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

NOVEMBER 2008

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of November 2008 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2008.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

The Court of Appeals issued 89 opinions, 79 summary dispositions, and 77 other written decisions in November. Opinions include three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions. Summary dispositions include opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and the record and, generally, following a screening and decision conference.  Other written decisions include memorandum opinions, which are issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference, and miscellaneous orders terminating cases (e.g., voluntary dismissals and stipulations to dismiss). The breakdown by district and type of disposition is as follows:

November 2008 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated.................................... ...... 56 68 46 75 245

 

Opinion - Civil.................................. ........ 6 13 5 17 41

Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 15 15 10 8 48

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 2 7 3 1 13

Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 16 12 11 27 66

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 8 5 11 12 36

Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ........ 7 11 5 5 28

Other - Civil...................................... ........ 2 4 1 5 12

Other - Criminal................................ ........ 0 1 0 0 1


 

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 1014 opinions, 812 summary dispositions, and 986 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................... ... 745 686 576 805 2812

 

Opinion - Civil.................................. .... 150 144 112 193 599

Opinion - Criminal..................... ... 142 106 75 92 415

Sum. Disp. Civil............................ ...... 31 56 45 52 183

Sum. Disp. - Criminal................. ... 195 130 126 178 629

Memo Opinion - Civil................ ... 125 118 124 170 537

Memo Opinion - Criminal........... 66 83 64 64 277

Other - Civil............................. ..... 26 40 25 45 136

Other - Criminal........................ ..... 10 10 5 11 36

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 277 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

November 2008 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ...... 61 88 59 69 277

 

Civil.................................................... ...... 30 33 36 43 142

Criminal............................................. ...... 31 55 23 26 135

 

So far this year, a total of 2856 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ... 774 769 606 707 2856

 

Civil.................................................... ... 352 358 321 418 1449

Criminal............................................. ... 422 411 285 289 1407

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2024 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending......................................... .... 614 573 335 502 2024

 

Civil.................................................... .... 256 259 187 278 980

Criminal............................................. .... 358 314 148 224 1044

 


Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 9 petitions for supervisory writ during the month. A petition for supervisory writ asks the Court of Appeals to order the circuit court to take a certain action in a case.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Sup. Writs Filed....................................... ........ 1 1 3 2 7

 

Sup. Writs Terminated............................ ........ 0 1 4 4 9

Granted.............................................. ........ 0 0 0 0 0

Denied, Dismissed, Other............... ........ 0 1 4 4 9

 

Sup. Writs Pending................................. ...... 24 5 2 6 37

 

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 15 and disposed of 7 petitions for leave to appeal during the month. A petition for leave to appeal asks the Court of Appeals to invoke its discretionary jurisdiction and accept the appeal of a case in which a final order has not been issued.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Filed............ ........ 0 4 3 8 15

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated. ........ 0 3 2 2 7

Granted.............................................. ........ 0 0 0 0 0

Denied, Dismissed, Other............... ........ 0 3 2 2 7

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending...... ...... 21 7 4 9 41

 

 

Petitions for Review, Petitions for Bypass, and Certifications to the Supreme Court

 

The Supreme Court received 50 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 1 petition to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 1 request for certification. In a petition for bypass, a party requests that the Supreme Court take jurisdiction of an appeal or other proceeding pending in the Court of Appeals. In a request for certification, the Court of Appeals asks the Supreme Court to exercise its appellate jurisdiction before the Court of Appeals hears the matter.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Petitions for Review Filed...................... ...... 17 6 8 19 50

Civil.................................................... ........ 8 4 3 14 29

Criminal............................................. ........ 9 2 5 5 21

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed...................... ........ 0 1 0 0 1

Civil.................................................... ........ 0 1 0 0 1

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