WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of September 2011 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2011.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

The Court of Appeals issued 74 opinions, 51 summary dispositions, and 96 other written decisions in September. 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:

September 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 68 47 38 68 221

 

Opinion - Civil........................................ 15 5 2 13 35

Opinion - Criminal................................. 14 7 9 9 39

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 2 7 1 9 19

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 7 11 9 5 32

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 15 8 10 21 54

Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 9 5 3 8 25

Other - Civil............................................... 5 4 3 3 15

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

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 845 opinions, 578 summary dispositions, and 799 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 619 545 463 595 2222

 

Opinion - Civil...................................... 126 118 118 134 496

Opinion - Criminal............................... 126 87 76 60 845

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 17 54 28 73 172

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 125 119 62 100 406

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 113 89 111 137 450

Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 65 40 44 49 198

Other - Civil............................................. 33 28 21 36 118

Other - Criminal..................................... 14 10 3 6 33

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 247 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

September 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 56 58 55 78 247

 

Civil.......................................................... 26 21 28 51 126

Criminal................................................... 30 37 27 27 121

 

So far this year, a total of 2183 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 601 527 455 600 2183

 

Civil........................................................ 308 276 278 370 1232

Criminal................................................ 293 251 177 230 951

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2028 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 573 485 383 587 2028

 

Civil........................................................ 267 234 224 351 1076

Criminal................................................ 306 251 159 236 952

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 26 and disposed of 21 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................................................. 6 3 4 13 26

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 5 4 4 8 21

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4 4 4 8 20

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 24 6 7 14 51

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 8 and disposed of 15 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 1 0 4 8

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated........... 4 5 2 4 15

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4 4 2 4 14

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 9 2 1 6 18

 

 

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, 2 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............................. 24 17 15 17 73

Civil.......................................................... 13 6 7 13 39

Criminal................................................... 11 11 8 4 34

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 1 0 1 0 2

Civil............................................................ 1 0 1 0 2

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