WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

February 2014

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of February 2014 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2014.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 93 opinions, 58 summary dispositions, and 102 other written decisions in February.  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:

February 2014                                                   I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 61                 54                 48               90                 253

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 15                    8                 12               22                   57

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 13                    8                    4               11                   36

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 0                    7                    4               11                   22

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 8                 14                    3               11                   36 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                 12                 19               24                   62

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 7                    4                    3               10                   24

        Other - Civil............................................... 8                    1                    2                  0                   11

        Other - Criminal........................................ 3                    0                    1                  1                      5

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 183 opinions, 148 summary dispositions, and 184 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 132               124                 96             163                 515

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 22                 20                 24               36                 102

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 33                 20                 12               16                   81

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 7                 15                    5               24                   51

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 23                 30                 10               34                   97 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        15                 25                 30               38                 108

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 16                    9                    9               11                   45

        Other - Civil............................................. 11                    3                    4                  0                   18

        Other - Criminal........................................ 5                    2                    2                  4                   13

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 205 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

February 2014                                                   I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 71                 41                 40               53                 205

 

Civil.......................................................... 34                 21                 22               32                 109

Criminal................................................... 37                 20                 18               21                   96

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 448 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 148               111                 85             104                 448

 

Civil.......................................................... 70                 49                 50               68                 237

Criminal................................................... 78                 62                 35               36                 211

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1824 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 522               406               354             542               1824

 

Civil........................................................ 209               175               184             282                 850

Criminal................................................ 313               231               170             260                 974

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 17 and disposed of 23 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................................................. 3                    1                    5                  8                   17

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 3                    5                    8                  7                   23

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    5                    8                  6                   22

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 17                    2                    4               16                   39

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 10 and disposed of 15 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                    3                    4                  1                   10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     3                    2                  5  5                            15

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    2                    5                  4                   14

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 2                    1                    4                  3                   10

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 74 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............................. 20                 20                 13               21                   74

        Civil............................................................ 7                    9                    7               14                   37

        Criminal................................................... 13                 11                    6                  7                   37

 

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