WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

NOVEMBER 2010

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of November 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 124 opinions, 117 summary dispositions, and 63 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 2010 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 83 59 65 97 304

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 26 15 14 17 72

Opinion - Criminal................................... 19 15 7 11 52

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 2 3 13 17 35

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 20 10 21 31 82

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 8 5 6 10 29

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 4 3 3 6 16

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

Other - Criminal......................................... 2 4 0 0 6

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 1050 opinions, 856 summary dispositions, and 968 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 767 697 589 821 2874

 

Opinion - Civil....................................... 152 141 139 165 597

Opinion - Criminal................................. 162 117 90 84 453

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil..................................... 29 62 56 76 223

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 150 150 117 216 633

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 109 105 103 162 479

Memo Opinion - Criminal....................... 90 59 52 68 269

Other - Civil.............................................. 41 40 29 40 150

Other - Criminal....................................... 34 23 3 10 70

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 240 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

November 2010 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 80 50 48 62 240

 

Civil........................................................... 41 17 24 38 120

Criminal..................................................... 39 33 24 24 120

 

So far this year, a total of 2801 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 849 661 580 711 2801

 

Civil......................................................... 388 315 316 434 1453

Criminal............................................. .... 461 346 264 277 1348

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2065 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 657 487 417 504 2065

 

Civil......................................................... 298 217 238 305 1058

Criminal................................................... 359 270 179 199 1007

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 10 and disposed of 8 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 0 2 1 10

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 4 1 0 3 8

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4 1 0 3 8

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 30 5 3 7 45

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 18 and disposed of 10 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..................... 7 1 4 6 18

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 3 2 2 3 10

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3 2 2 3 10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............. 11 1 4 6 22

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 72 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.............................. 17 22 11 22 72

Civil........................................................... 10 6 6 9 31

Criminal....................................................... 7 16 5 13 41

 

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