WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JUNE 2009

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of June 2009 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2009.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 90 opinions, 54 summary dispositions, and 94 other written decisions in June.  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:

June 2009                                                            I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... ...... 71                  62                  48                57                  238

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 11                    9                  11               12                    43

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 14                  16                    8                  9                    47

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 2                    7                    0                  3                    12

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 15                  11                    9                  7                    42       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        15                  10                  10                16                    51

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ........ 8                    4                    8                  7                    27

        Other - Civil...................................... ........ 4                    4                    2                  3                    13

        Other - Criminal................................ ........ 2                    1                    0                  0                      3


 

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 535 opinions, 420 summary dispositions, and 578 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... .... 423                404                317              389                1533

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 80                  82                  66               92                  320

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 69                  61                  33                52                  215

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ...... 24                  27                  20                25                    96

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 94                  99                  66                65                  324       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        88                  68                  75              103                  334

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 39                  36                  36                29                  140

        Other - Civil...................................... ...... 17                  20                  19                16                    72

Other - Criminal................................ ...... 12                  11                    2                  7                    32

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 268 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

June 2009                                                            I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... .... 100                  46                  63                59                  268

 

Civil.................................................... ...... 44                  23                  35                34                  136

Criminal............................................. ...... 56                  23                  28                25                  132

 

So far this year, a total of 1579 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... .... 500                359                361              359                1579

 

Civil......................................................... 221                180                209              232                  842

Criminal................................................... 279                179                152              127                  737

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2098 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending......................................... .... 675                503                382              538                2098

 

Civil.................................................... .... 274                238                222              302                1036

Criminal............................................. .... 401                265                160              236                1062

 


Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 14 and disposed of 14 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....................................... ........ 7                    1                    2                  4                    14

 

Sup. Writs Terminated............................ ........ 6                    3                    2                  3                    14

        Granted.............................................. ........ 0                    1                    0                  1                      2

        Denied, Dismissed, Other............... ........ 6                    2                    2                  2                    12

 

Sup. Writs Pending................................. ...... 29                    7                    2                12                    50

 

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 14 and disposed of 21 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............ ........ 6                    3                    3                  2                    14

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated. ........ 7                    6                    4                  4                    21

        Granted.............................................. ........ 2                    1                    0                  1                      4       

        Denied, Dismissed, Other............... ........ 5                    5                    4                  3                    17

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending...... ...... 15                    4                    0                  3                    22

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 73 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, no petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and no requests 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...................... ...... 31                  20                    7                15                    73

        Civil.................................................... ...... 18                  12                    5                  8                    43

        Criminal............................................. ...... 13                    8                    2                  7                    30

 

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

        Civil.................................................... ........ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        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