WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

May 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of May 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 89 opinions, 78 summary dispositions, and 84 other written decisions in May.  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:

May 2013                                                          I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 71                 67                 50               63                 251

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 16                 12                 16               18                   62

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 11                    7                    5                  4                   27

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 1                 15                    3                  7                   26

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 14                  17                   6               15                   52 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        15                 11                 10               14                   50

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    4                    7                  4                   19

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

        Other - Criminal........................................ 4                    0                    1                  0                      5

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 462 opinions, 392 summary dispositions, and 426 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 280               351               276             373               1280

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 54                 61                 82               70                 267

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 62                 50                 39               44                 195

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 16                 51                 13               65                 145

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 47                 80                 37               83                 247       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        56                 45                 65               67                 233

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 17                 27                 24               25                   93

        Other - Civil............................................. 13                 33                 13               18                   77

Other - Criminal..................................... 15                    4                    3                  1                   23

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 207 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

May 2013                                                          I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 56                 41                 45               65                 207

 

Civil.......................................................... 21                 22                 29               29                 101

Criminal................................................... 35                 19                 16               36                 106

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1168 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 314               296               229             329               1168

 

Civil........................................................ 133               148               132             187                 600

Criminal................................................ 181               148                 97             142                 568

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1939 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 542               444               320             633               1939

 

Civil........................................................ 215               213               172             370                 970

Criminal................................................ 327               231               148             263                 969

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 10 and disposed of 21 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                    1                    2                  3                   10

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................. 10                    5                    2                  4                   21

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other...................... 10                    4                    2                  4                   20

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 13                    6                    2               13                   34

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 15 and disposed of 8 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..................... 8                    1                    1                  5                   15

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     3                    0                  2  3                            8

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    0                    2                  2                      7

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 9                    2                    1                  7                   19

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 76 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............................. 22                 19                 15               20                   76

        Civil.......................................................... 11                    9                    7               10                   37

        Criminal................................................... 11                 10                    8               10                   39

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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