WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JULY 2010

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of July 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 113 opinions, 51 summary dispositions, and 72 other written decisions in July.  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:

July 2010                                                             I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 57                  57                  46                76                  236

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................... 8                  17                  10                32                    67

        Opinion - Criminal................................... 19                  10                    9                  8                    46

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 2                    8                    6                  6                    22

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal................................ 5                    5                  11                  8                    29       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        10                  10                    7                  9                    36

        Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 7                    4                    2                10                    23

        Other - Civil................................................ 3                    3                    1                  2                      9

        Other - Criminal......................................... 3                    0                    0                  1                      4

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 641 opinions, 458 summary dispositions, and 624 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 487                449                322              466                1723

 

        Opinion - Civil......................................... 92                  93                  75             106                  366

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 105                  73                  48                49                  275

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil..................................... 12                  36                  27                38                  117

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 86                  96                  53              106                  341       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        72                  68                  67                98                  305

        Memo Opinion - Criminal....................... 63                  40                  32                41                  176

        Other - Civil.............................................. 27                  28                  16                22                    93

Other - Criminal....................................... 26                  15                    3                  6                    50

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 263 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

July 2010                                                             I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 82                  61                  53                67                  263

 

Civil........................................................... 45                  30                  34                48                  157

Criminal..................................................... 37                  31                  19                19                  106

 

                So far this year, a total of 1797 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 537                450                356              454                1797

 

Civil......................................................... 244                220                201              269                  934

Criminal................................................... 293                230                155              185                  863

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2186 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 677                529                442              538                2186

 

Civil......................................................... 286                245                261              295                1087

Criminal................................................... 391                284                181              243                1099

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 8 and disposed of 16 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                    3                    0                  2                      8

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 6                    5                    0                  5                    16

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6                    4                    0                  4                    14

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 23                  11                    3                11                    48

                                                                                                                                                               

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 13 and disposed of 14 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..................... 3                    5                    3                  2                    13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 2                    5                    4                  3                    14

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    4                    4                  3                    13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 8                    5                    4                  5                    22

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 52 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 2 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 2 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.............................. 17                  12                    9                14                    14

        Civil............................................................. 8                    5                    6                  7                    10

        Criminal....................................................... 9                    7                    3                  7                      4

 

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

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

        Criminal....................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      1

 

Certifications Filed............................................ 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

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

        Criminal....................................................... 0                    1                    0                  0                      0