Date:       June 6, 2006 (Rev. 6/16/06, 7/6/06)

 

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 - MAY

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Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006

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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  

362

319

289

296

1266

  Civil

195

164

158

177

694

  Criminal

167

155

131

119

572

 

Cases Docketed

1076

761

652

778

3267

  Civil

492

421

381

470

1764

  Criminal

584

340

271

308

1503

 

Cases Reinstated

6

3

5

6

20

  Civil

3

1

4

6

14

  Criminal

3

2

1

0

6

 

Cases Terminated*

342

328

276

376

1322

  Opinion-Civil

75

87

61

98

321

  Opinion-Criminal

79

49

33

36

197

       Sub-Total

154

136

94

134

518

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

16

21

29

35

101

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

68

71

56

87

282

       Sub-Total

84

92

85

122

383

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

53

51

60

74

238

  Memo Opinion-Criminal

28

27

20

29

104

       Sub-Total

81

78

80

103

342

 

  Other-Civil

19

15

15

14

63

  Other-Criminal

4

7

2

3

16

       Sub-Total

23

22

17

17

79

 

Correction for Error

0

0

0

0

0

  Civil

+1

0

0

0

+1

  Criminal

-1

0

0

0

-1

 

CASES PENDING

691

451

381

442

1965

  CIVIL

328

249

215

264

1056

  CRIMINAL

363

202

166

178

909

 

 

*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 MAY:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT            I           II          III           IV          TOTAL

 

Cases Filed

80

70

57

62

269

 

  Appeals-Civil

40

29

37

41

147

 

  Appeals- Criminal

40

41

20

21

122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cases Terminated

81

77

54

100

312

 

  Opinion-Civil

16

1-4/1                 24

16

22

78

 

  Opinion-Criminal

23

9

5

7

2-1/4, 1-3/4    44

 

 

 

  Sum.Disp.-Civil

7

5

       7

                   12

1-1/4               31

 

  Sum.Disp.-Criminal

15

14

2-1/2                   6

32

5-1/4               67

 

 

 

  Memo Opinion-Civil

10

11

14

14

49

 

  Memo Opinion-Crim.

5

13

3

7

28

 

 

 

  Other-Civil

5

1

3

4

              13

 

  Other-Criminal

0

0

0

2

2

 

 

 

Cases Reopened

0

2

0

1

3

 

  Civil

0

0

0

1

1

 

  Criminal

0

2

0

0

2

 

 

 

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:

10

10

10

9

39

 

  Civil

9

6

7

7

29

 

  Criminal

1

 

4

3

2

10

 

 

 

Three-Judge Appeals:

58

49

43

47

197

 

  Civil

21

17

     28

30

96

 

  Criminal

37

32

15

17

101

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Filed:

6

2

0

2

10

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Terminated:

4

3

3

4

14

 

  Granted

0

1

1

0

2

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

4

2

2

4

12

 

 

 

Sup. Writs Pending:

18

17

3

10

48

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Filed:

8

10

4

4

26

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Term'd:

4

8

6

3

21

 

  Granted

2

1

1

0

4

 

  Denied, Dism'd, Other

2

7

5

3

17

 

 

 

Leave to Appeal Pending:

16

4

4

4

28

 

 


Page 3 ADDITIONAL MATTERS DURING MONTH OF MAY:

 

 

 

 

 

APPELLATE DISTRICT             I           II          III           IV       TOTAL

 

Motions Filed:

  Numbered Cases

105

104

78

105

392

  Extensions of Time

66

51

41

48

206

  Unnumbered Cases

100

52

47

42

241

  Sua Sponte Matters

17

23

27

26

93

 

TOTAL MOTIONS FILED

288

230

193

221

932

 

Motions Terminated:

  Numbered Cases

88

102

69

96

355

  Extensions of Time

51

49

44

40

184

  Unnumbered Cases

88

50

47

40

225

  Sua Sponte Matters

15

17

27

17

76

 

TOTAL MOTIONS TERM'D

242

218

187

193

840

 

Motions Pending:

  Numbered Cases

69

52

41

66

228

  Extensions of Time

19

9

2

13

43

  Unnumbered Cases

17

4

5

3

29

  Sua Sponte Matters

11

13

5

17

46

 

TOTAL MOTIONS PENDING   

116

78

53

99

346

 

Opins. Circulating

28

19

3

9

59

 

Opins. Approved but not

Released

2

1

0

2

5

 

                               I          II          III           IV        TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet. for Bypass Filed

3

1

0

0

4

  Civil

2

0

0

0

2

  Criminal

1

1

0

0

2

 

Certifications Filed

0

1

0

0

1

  Civil

0

1

0

0

1

  Criminal

0

0

0

0

0

 

Pet. for Review Filed

16

9

13

18

56

  Civil

13

3

6

6

28

  Criminal

3

6

7

12

28

 

 


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.