WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

March 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of March 2013 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2013.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 81 opinions, 66 summary dispositions, and 82 other written decisions in March.  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:

March 2013                                                       I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 29                 67                 58               75                 229

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................... 3                    9                 19               14                   45

        Opinion - Criminal................................... 9                 10                    6               11                   36

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 5                    5                    0               13                   23

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 3                  16                   7               17                   43 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          3                  11                19               11                   44

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 3                    5                    4                  3                   15

        Other - Civil............................................... 1                 10                    2                  6                   19

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 277 opinions, 224 summary dispositions, and 259 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 141               220               175             224                 760

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 27                 38                 48               41                 154

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 34                 33                 26               30                 123

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 9                 26                    6               34                   75

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 22                 54                 25               48                 149       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        26                 28                 47               44                 145

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 8                 17                 12               13                   50

        Other - Civil............................................... 6                 22                    9               13                   50

Other - Criminal........................................ 9                    2                    2                  1                   14

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 237 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

March 2013                                                       I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 63                 64                 56               54                 237

 

Civil.......................................................... 30                 31                 31               36                 128

Criminal................................................... 33                 33                 25               18                 109

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 700 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 193               181               152             174                 700

 

Civil.......................................................... 80                 92                 85               96                 353

Criminal................................................ 113                 89                 67               78                 347

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1972 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 574               456               346             596               1972

 

Civil........................................................ 242               231               185             352               1010

Criminal................................................ 332               225               161             244                 962

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 17 and disposed of 11 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................................................. 4                    6                    3                  4                   17

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 1                    2                    5                  3                   11

        Granted...................................................... 0                    0                    1                  1                      2

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

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 19                    8                    0               12                   39

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 9 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                    3                  2                      9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     3                    5                  2  1                            11

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    4                    2                  1                   10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 6                    4                    4                  3                   17

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 98 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 0 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............................. 31                 23                 14               30                   98

        Civil.......................................................... 17                 12                 10               13                   52

        Criminal................................................... 14                 11                    4               17                   46

 

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                  0                      0

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

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