WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

OCTOBER 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of October 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 103 opinions, 62 summary dispositions, and 104 other written decisions in October. 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:

October 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 62 56 54 97 269

 

Opinion - Civil........................................ 12 10 16 25 63

Opinion - Criminal................................. 17 9 8 6 40

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 7 9 4 8 28

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 9 9 3 13 34

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 7 8 16 26 57

Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 3 5 4 14 26

Other - Civil............................................... 4 5 3 4 16

Other - Criminal........................................ 3 1 0 1 5

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 948 opinions, 640 summary dispositions, and 953 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 681 601 517 692 2491

 

Opinion - Civil...................................... 138 128 134 159 559

Opinion - Criminal............................... 143 96 84 66 389

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 24 63 32 81 200

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 134 128 65 113 440

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 120 97 127 163 507

Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 68 45 48 63 224

Other - Civil............................................. 37 33 24 40 134

Other - Criminal..................................... 17 11 3 7 38

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 235 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

October 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 64 54 66 51 235

 

Civil.......................................................... 24 19 38 34 115

Criminal................................................... 40 35 28 17 120

 

So far this year, a total of 2418 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 665 581 521 651 2418

 

Civil........................................................ 334 295 318 404 1351

Criminal................................................ 331 286 203 247 1067

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2000 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 565 487 396 552 2000

 

Civil........................................................ 254 225 225 328 1032

Criminal................................................ 311 262 171 224 968

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 9 and disposed of 17 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................................................. 1 2 2 4 9

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 4 0 6 7 17

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4 0 6 7 17

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 21 8 3 11 43

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 3 and disposed of 6 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..................... 0 2 0 1 3

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated........... 2 1 0 3 6

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2 1 0 3 6

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 7 3 1 4 15

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 53 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 1 request 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............................. 19 7 12 15 53

Civil............................................................ 8 3 5 6 22

Criminal................................................... 11 4 7 9 31

 

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

Civil............................................................ 0 0 0 0 0

Criminal..................................................... 0 0 0 0 0

 

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

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

Criminal..................................................... 0 0 0 0 0