WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

DECEMBER 2010

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of December 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 110 opinions, 96 summary dispositions, and 75 other written decisions in December. 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:

December 2010 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 78 78 62 63 281

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 28 16 13 10 67

Opinion - Criminal................................... 14 10 8 11 43

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 2 1 8 8 19

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 16 25 19 17 77

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 8 18 10 11 47

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 6 3 2 3 14

Other - Civil................................................ 2 4 2 2 10

Other - Criminal......................................... 2 1 0 1 4

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 1160 opinions, 953 summary dispositions, and 1048 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 847 777 652 885 3161

 

Opinion - Civil....................................... 180 157 152 175 664

Opinion - Criminal................................. 176 127 98 95 496

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil..................................... 31 63 64 84 242

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 166 175 136 234 711

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 119 124 114 173 530

Memo Opinion - Criminal....................... 96 63 54 71 284

Other - Civil.............................................. 43 44 31 42 160

Other - Criminal....................................... 36 24 3 11 74

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 233 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

December 2010 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 64 69 58 42 233

 

Civil........................................................... 28 41 25 28 122

Criminal..................................................... 36 28 33 14 111

 

So far this year, a total of 3035 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 913 732 683 752 3035

 

Civil......................................................... 417 359 341 460 1577

Criminal............................................. .... 496 373 297 292 1458

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2019 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 628 480 423 489 2019

 

Civil......................................................... 279 223 233 305 1040

Criminal................................................... 349 257 190 183 979

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 13 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................................................ 0 8 2 1 11

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 2 6 2 3 13

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2 6 2 3 13

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 28 7 3 5 43

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 12 and disposed of 9 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 4 2 2 12

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 4 2 1 2 9

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4 2 1 2 9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............. 11 3 5 6 25

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 80 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.............................. 38 11 13 18 80

Civil........................................................... 20 6 11 10 47

Criminal..................................................... 18 5 2 8 33

 

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

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