WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2012

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of September 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 84 opinions, 44 summary dispositions, and 73 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 2012                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 58                 49                 45               49                 201

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 15                    8                 12                  8                   43

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 14                    8                    9               10                   41

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3                    8                    1                  3                   15

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 14                    4                    5                  6                   29 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                  12                 11               13                   43

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 3                    6                    2                  6                   17

        Other - Civil............................................... 1                    2                    3                  3                      9

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 807 opinions, 478 summary dispositions, and 754 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 491               525               437             586               2039

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 118                 89               116             148                 471

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 110                 97                 66               63                 336

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 15                 51                 25               78                 169

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 88               105                 52               64                 309       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        89               107               108             141                 445

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 36                 35                 47               58                 176

        Other - Civil............................................. 29                 32                 19               30                 110

Other - Criminal........................................ 6                    9                    4                  4                   23

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 184 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

September 2012                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 48                 48                 34               54                 184

 

Civil.......................................................... 27                 24                 19               33                 103

Criminal................................................... 21                 24                 15               21                   81

 

                So far this year, a total of 2017 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 543               512               418             544               2017

 

Civil........................................................ 256               276               239             347               1118

Criminal................................................ 287               236               179             197                 899

 

 

 

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.............................................. 571               492               368             597               2028

 

Civil........................................................ 236               241               199             339               1015

Criminal................................................ 335               251               169             258               1013

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 9 and disposed of 15 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                    3                    0                  4                      9

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 4                    6                    1                  4                   15

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4                    6                    1                  4                   15

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 15                    4                    3               12                   34

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 13 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                  3                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     3                    5                  4  1                            13

        Granted...................................................... 1                    3                    1                  0                      5

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    2                    3                  1                      8

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 5                    3                    4                  6                   18

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 44 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............................. 11                 11                 13                  9                   44

        Civil............................................................ 7                    4                    6                  4                   21

        Criminal..................................................... 4                    7                    7                  5                   23

 

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

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

        Criminal..................................................... 0                    0                    0                  2                      2

 

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

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

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