WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

March 2014

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of March 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 74 opinions, 65 summary dispositions, and 64 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 2014                                                       I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 41                 51                 38               73                 203

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................... 8                 10                    9               12                   39

        Opinion - Criminal................................... 8                    7                    8               12                   35

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3                    5                    2               12                   22

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 7                 13                    6               17                   43 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          1                    6                    5               14                   26

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    3                    6                  2                   15

        Other - Civil............................................... 8                    5                    2                  2                   17

        Other - Criminal........................................ 2                    2                    0                  2                      6

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 257 opinions, 213 summary dispositions, and 249 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 173               175               135             236                 719

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 30                 30                 33               48                 141

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 41                 27                 20               28                 116

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 10                 20                    7               36                   73

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 30                 43                 16               51                 140 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        16                 31                 36               52                 135

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 20                 12                 15               13                   60

        Other - Civil............................................. 19                    8                    6                  2                   35

        Other - Criminal........................................ 7                    4                    2                  6                   19

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 221 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

March 2014                                                       I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 51                 58                 51               61                 221

 

Civil.......................................................... 28                 24                 26               45                 123

Criminal................................................... 23                 34                 25               16                   98

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 669 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 199               169               136             165                 669

 

Civil.......................................................... 99                 73                 74             114                 360

Criminal................................................ 100                 96                 62               51                 309

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1811 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 505               407               362             537               1811

 

Civil........................................................ 207               170               186             294                 857

Criminal................................................ 298               237               176             243                 954

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 14 and disposed of 10 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                    5                    2                  5                   14

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 3                    1                    1                  5                   10

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    0                    1                  5                      9

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 16                    6                    5               16                   43

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 13 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..................... 3                    5                    1                  4                   13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     1                    2                  3  2                            8

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

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

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    4                    2                  5                   15

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 73 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 4 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............................. 22                 19                 10               22                   73

        Civil............................................................ 8                    8                    8                  8                   32

        Criminal................................................... 14                 11                    2               14                   41

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 1                    1                    1                  1                      4

        Civil............................................................ 1                                          1                  1  1                            4

        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