WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JULY 2012

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of July 2012 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2012.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 89 opinions, 46 summary dispositions, and 84 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 2012                                                            I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 58                 54                 40               67                 219

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 15                    7                    6               26                   54

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 16                 10                    4                  5                   35

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 0                    3                    2                  5                   10

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 10                  17                   4                  5                   36 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                  12                 14               19                   52

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    3                    7                  7                   21

        Other - Civil............................................... 5                    2                    2                  0                      9

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 635 opinions, 383 summary dispositions, and 601 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 403               401               326             489               1619

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 99                 67                 89            124                 379

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 89                 73                 42               52                 256

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 12                 39                 24               71                 146

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 70                 84                 32               51                 237       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        76                 82                 80             113                 351

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 28                 25                 41               49                 143

        Other - Civil............................................. 25                 25                 16               25                   91

Other - Criminal........................................ 4                    6                    2                  4                   16

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 228 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

July 2012                                                            I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 62                 62                 60               44                 228

 

Civil.......................................................... 31                 26                 34               25                 116

Criminal................................................... 31                 36                 26               19                 112

 

                So far this year, a total of 1603 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 439               396               348             420               1603

 

Civil........................................................ 206               219               193             227                 845

Criminal................................................ 233               177               155             193                 758

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2027 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 560               500               398             569               2027

 

Civil........................................................ 227               249               212             278                 966

Criminal................................................ 333               251               186             291               1061

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 9 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................................................. 2                    5                    0                  2                      9

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 6                    3                    1                  3                   13

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6                    3                    1                  3                   13

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 18                 12                    4                  9                   43

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 12 and disposed of 11 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..................... 2                    2                    4                  4                   12

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     2                    2                  5  2                            11

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    2                    5                  2                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    3                    1                  9                   17

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 64 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 3 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............................. 21                 15                 10               18                   64

        Civil............................................................ 9                    6                    5               12                   32

        Criminal................................................... 12                    9                    5                  6                   32

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 0                    2                    0                  1                      3

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

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

 

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

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

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