WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JUNE 2010

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of June 2010 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2010.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 87 opinions, 72 summary dispositions, and 105 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 2010                                                            I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 72                  61                  48                83                  264

 

        Opinion - Civil......................................... 14                  12                  13                23                    62

        Opinion - Criminal..................................... 8                    8                    7                  2                    25

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 7                    3                    5                  5                    20

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 15                  16                    6                15                    52       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        16                    7                    9                21                    53

        Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 7                    7                    4                  9                    27

        Other - Civil................................................ 3                    5                    4                  7                    19

        Other - Criminal......................................... 2                    3                    0                  1                      6

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 528 opinions, 407 summary dispositions, and 552 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 430                392                275              390                1487

 

        Opinion - Civil......................................... 84                  76                  65               74                  299

        Opinion - Criminal................................... 86                  63                  39                41                  229

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil..................................... 14                  28                  21                32                    95

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 81                  91                  42                98                  312       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        62                  58                  60                89                  269

        Memo Opinion - Criminal....................... 56                  36                  30                31                  153

        Other - Civil.............................................. 24                  25                  15                20                    84

Other - Criminal....................................... 23                  15                    3                  5                    46

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 255 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

June 2010                                                            I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 70                  66                  47                72                  255

 

Civil........................................................... 28                  38                  21                36                  123

Criminal..................................................... 42                  28                  26                36                  132

 

                So far this year, a total of 1532 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 455                388                303              386                1532

 

Civil......................................................... 198                189                167              222                  776

Criminal................................................... 257                199                136              164                  756

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2108 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 643                507                423              535                2108

 

Civil......................................................... 260                250                247              292                1049

Criminal................................................... 383                257                176              243                1059

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 17 and disposed of 20 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................................................ 3                    5                    2                  7                    17

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 6                    3                    1                10                    20

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6                    3                    1                  8                    18

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 27                  13                    2                14                    56

                                                                                                                                                               

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 23 and disposed of 17 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..................... 4                    6                    3                10                    23

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 3                    4                    1                  9                    17

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    4                    1                  9                    17

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 7                    5                    5                  6                    23

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 67 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 1 petition 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.............................. 21                  22                  10                14                    67

        Civil........................................................... 11                  16                  10                  7                    44

        Criminal..................................................... 10                    6                    0                  7                    23

 

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

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

        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