Date:       February 14, 2006 (rev. 3/16/06)

 

To:         Court of Appeals Judges, Director of State Courts, Staff Counsel, Clerk’s Office Staff

 

From:       Cornelia G. Clark, Clerk

 

Re:         COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - JANUARY

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Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through January 31, 2006

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT           I           II           III            IV         TOTAL

 

Cases Carried Over

 

from December 31

714

442

363

482

2001

  Civil

297

257

223

293

1070

  Criminal

417

185

140

189

931

 

Cases Filed  

70

60

48

63

241

  Civil

35

30

24

40

129

  Criminal

35

30

24

23

112

 

Cases Docketed

784

502

411

537

2234

  Civil

332

287

247

333

1199

  Criminal

452

215

164

204

1035

 

Cases Reinstated

1

0

0

1

2

  Civil

1

0

0

1

2

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

Cases Terminated*

76

44

42

62

224

  Opinion-Civil

13

8

8

18

47

  Opinion-Criminal

23

7

7

1

38

       Sub-Total

36

15

15

19

85

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

1

4

3

5

13

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

18

12

12

10

52

       Sub-Total

19

16

15

15

65

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

7

11

9

17

44

  Memo Opinion-Criminal

9

0

2

9

20

       Sub-Total

16

11

11

26

64

 

  Other-Civil

4

2

1

2

9

  Other-Criminal

1

0

0

0

1

       Sub-Total

5

2

1

2

10

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

  Civil

0

0

0

0

0

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

CASES PENDING

703

462

369

478

2012

  CIVIL

307

263

225

293

1088

  CRIMINAL

396

199

144

185

924

 

 

*Terminations are adjusted to reflect dispositions by panels assigned to cases filed in other districts and cover the “number of cases” terminated.


Page 2 CASE ACTIVITY DURING MONTH OF JANUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT            I           II          III           IV          TOTAL

 

Cases Filed

70

60

48

63

241

 

  Civil

35

30

24

40

129

 

  Criminal

35

30

24

23

112

 

 

 

Cases Terminated

76

44

42

62

224

 

  Opinion-Civil

13

8

8

18

1-3/4               47

 

  Opinion-Criminal

23

7

1-1/2                      7

1-1/3                      1

1-1/4               38

 

 

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

1

4

       3

                    5

1-1/4               13

 

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

18

12

2-4/2                   12

10

2-1/4               52

 

 

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

7

11

1-4/2                      9

17

44

 

  Memo Opinion-Crim.

9

0

2

9

20

 

 

 

  Other-Civil

4

2

1

2

              9

 

  Other-Criminal

1

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

Cases Reinstated

1

0

0

1

2

 

  Civil

1

0

0

1

2

 

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Civil

0

0

0

0

0

 

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:      I           II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

One-Judge Appeals:

15

8

9

12

44

 

  Civil

9

6

6

11

32

 

  Criminal

6

 

2

3

1

12

 

 

 

Three-Judge Appeals:

48

48

35

42

173

 

  Civil

19

20

16

24

79

 

  Criminal

29

28

19

18

94

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Filed:

7

2

3

4

13

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Terminated:

5

3

4

6

18

 

  Granted

2

0

1

0

3

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

3

3

3

6

15

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Pending:

13

14

1

8

36

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Filed:

0

1

5

7

13

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Term'd:

1

1

3

10

15

 

  Granted

0

0

1

1

2

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

1

1

2

9

13

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Pending:

8

3

7

8

26

 

 


Page 3 ADDITIONAL MATTERS DURING MONTH OF JANUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT             I           II          III           IV       TOTAL

 

Motions Filed:

  Numbered Cases

117

93

75

85

370

  Extensions of Time

66

44

45

45

200

  Unnumbered Cases

58

56

35

44

193

  Sua Sponte Matters

14

11

28

31

84

 

TOTAL MOTIONS FILED

255

204

183

205

847

 

Motions Terminated:

  Numbered Cases

127

84

90

133

434

  Extensions of Time

63

45

39

53

200

  Unnumbered Cases

49

47

33

39

168

  Sua Sponte Matters

22

10

27

34

93

 

TOTAL MOTIONS TERM'D

261

186

189

259

895

 

Motions Pending:

  Numbered Cases

87

59

54

82

282

  Extensions of Time

13

8

8

3

32

  Unnumbered Cases

17

12

3

9

41

  Sua Sponte Matters

7

9

6

8

30

 

TOTAL MOTIONS PENDING   

124

88

71

102

385

 

Opins. Circulating

30

11

2

14

57

 

Opins. Approved but not

Released

2

16

3

5

26

 

                               I          II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet. 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

 

Pet. for Review Filed

34

13

24

20

91

  Civil

14

3

11

17

45

  Criminal

20

10

13

3

46

 

 


Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Explanation of Termination Categories

 

OPINIONS

Includes three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions.  All per curiam opinions are assigned to a supervising judge who has the responsibility for approval of the final draft of the opinion after circulation to the panel. 

SUMMARY DISPOSITIONS

Includes opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and record, and following a screening and decision conference(s).  All dispositions in this category are assigned to a supervising judge who is responsible for approval of the final draft of the opinion after circulation to the panel. 

MEMO OPINIONS

Includes opinions issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference(s).  Examples of memo opinions are:  jurisdictional terminations; petitions for writs denied or granted if the order terminates the action; petitions for leave to appeal that are denied; summary disposition of unscreened cases – usually upon a motion; motions to dismiss on the merits that are granted; transfers to circuit court; any other miscellaneous termination of an appeal in which judicial time is expended and a full explication of reasoning is set forth.

OTHER

Includes miscellaneous orders terminating cases that are issued by the Clerk’s Office.  Examples of miscellaneous orders are:  voluntary dismissals; stipulations to dismiss; failure of an appellant to submit filing fee information.

 

Please Note:     Case filings are counted according to the district of origin and tracked through the appellate process in the filing district.  Terminations, however, are counted in the district that issued the opinion.  For example, a case filed in District IV, but transferred to District III, will be counted as a pending case in District IV until the opinion is issued when adjustments will be made to reflect the termination by District III.  In this example, the District III termination will result in one less case pending in District IV.

Page 2 of the Monthly Statistical Report reflects how many cases terminated by a particular district are transfer cases.  Page 4 of the report reflects the current status of transfer cases.