WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

DECEMBER 2012

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of December 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 85 opinions, 67 summary dispositions, and 52 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 2012                                                 I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 41                 51                 38               74                 204

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 12                 10                    7               21                   50

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 15                    4                    6               10                   35

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 2                    9                    1               11                   23

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 0                  16                   8               20                   44 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                  5                  13                  5                   30

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    3                    0                  6                   13

        Other - Civil............................................... 1                    4                    3                  1                      9

        Other - Criminal........................................ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 1081 opinions, 705 summary dispositions, and 958 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 654               695               601             794               2744

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 155               119               162             190                 626

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 155               119                 94               87                 455

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 23                 72                 28             108                 231

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 113               153                 90             118                 474       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................     113               125               143             172                 553

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 48                 51                 56               72                 227

        Other - Civil............................................. 38                 44                 24               41                 147

Other - Criminal........................................ 9                 12                    4                  6                   31

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 209 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

December 2012                                                 I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 64                 42                 49               54                 209

 

Civil.......................................................... 27                 23                 27               32                 109

Criminal................................................... 37                 19                 22               22                 100

 

                So far this year, a total of 2689 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 730               659               580             720               2689

 

Civil........................................................ 353               362               341             460               1516

Criminal................................................ 377               297               239             260               1173

 

 

 

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.............................................. 551               475               368             606               2000

 

Civil........................................................ 243               246               201             360               1050

Criminal................................................ 308               229               167             246                 950

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 6 and disposed of 7 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                    1                  2                      6

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 2                    4                    1                  0                      7

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    4                    1                  0                      7

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 18                    6                    3               18                   45

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 9 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..................... 3                    1                    3                  2                      9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     5                    1                  2  1                            9

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5                    4                    2                  1                      9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 7                    1                    5                  6                   19

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 56 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 2 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............................. 18                    6                 16               16                   56

        Civil............................................................ 5                    3                    5                  5                   18

        Criminal................................................... 13                    3                 11               11                   38

 

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

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

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

 

Certifications Filed........................................... 0                    2                    0                  0                      2

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

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