Date:                July 7, 2006

To:                    Court of Appeals Judges, Director of State Courts, Staff Counsel, Clerk'sOffice Staff

From:                Cornelia G. Clark, Clerk

Re:                   COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - JUNE,  2006

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through June 30, 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                                                             437             386             343             359                       1525

Civil                                                                     240             205             192             216                         853

Criminal                                                               197             181             151             143                         672

Cases Docketed                                                     1151             828             706             841                       3526

Civil                                                                     537             462             415             509                       1923

Criminal                                                               614             366             291             332                       1603

Cases Reopened                                                          7                7                6                7                          27

Civil                                                                         4                3                5                7                          19

Criminal                                                                   3                4                1                0                            8

Cases Terminated *                                                  401             395             331             445                       1572

Opinion-Civil                                                           91             100               76             117                         384

Opinion-Criminal                                                     90               53               36               43                         222

Sub-Total                                                         181             153             112             160                         606

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      23               30               34               37                         124

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                74               88               70             103                         335

Sub-Total                                                           97             118             104             140                         459

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 66               64               70               91                         291

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           30               35               24               34                         123

Sub-Total                                                           96               99               94             125                         414

Other-Civil                                                              22               18               19               17                           76

Other-Criminal                                                          5                7                2                3                          17

Sub-Total                                                           27               25               21               20                           93

Correction for Error                                                       0                  0                 0                  0                              0

Civil                                                                       +1                  0                 0                  0                            +1

Criminal                                                                  -1                  0                 0                  0                             -1

Cases Pending                                                         692             458             380             451                       1981

Civil                                                                     334             254             216             264                       1068

Criminal                                                               358             204             164             187                         913

 

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


Cases Activity During Month of June, 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              75               67               54               63                         259

Civil                                                                       45               41               34               39                         159

Criminal                                                                 30               26               20               24                         100

Cases Terminated                                                    59               67               55               69                         250

Opinion - Civil                                                         16               13               15               19    1 – 1/4               63

Opinion - Criminal                                                   11                 4                3                7    1 – 1/4, 1 – 3/4     25

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      7                9                5                2                          23

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                6              17    3 – 1/2   14               16    11 – 1/4              53

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               13               13               10               17                           53

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           2                8                4                5                          19

Other - Civil                                                              3                3                4                3                          13

Other - Criminal                                                        1                0                0                0                            1

Cases Reopened                                                        1                4                1                1                            7

Civil                                                                         1                2                1                1                            5

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                                                18               11               15               10                           54

Civil                                                                       14                 8                9                5                          36

Criminal                                                                   4                3                6                5                          18

Three-Judge  Appeals                                              42               51               35               45                         173

Civil                                                                       20               29               22               29                         100

Criminal                                                                 22               22               13               16                           73

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         6                1                1                8                          16

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               7                4                1                5                          17

Granted                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         7                4                1                5                          17

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  17               13                 3              13                           46

Leave to Appeal Filed                                               9                5                3                4                          21

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     0                4                2                3                            9

Granted                                                                   0                1                0                0                            1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         0                3                2                3                            8

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        25                 5                5                5                          40


Additional Matters During Month of June, 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  111             107               63             128                         409

Extensions of Time                                                 43               59               58               49                         209

Unnumbered Cases                                              113               49               41               50                         253

Sua Sponte Matters                                                28               15               22               16                           81

Total Motions Filed                                                   295             230             184             243                         952

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    93             108               66             123                         390

Extensions of Time                                                 52               64               55               50                         221

Unnumbered Cases                                              116               49               38               40                         243

Sua Sponte Matters                                                25               19               22               20                           86

Total Motions Terminated                                          286             240             181             233                         940

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    91               56               40               72                         259

Extensions of Time                                                 10                 5                5              11                           31

Unnumbered Cases                                                28                 5                5                6                          44

Sua Sponte Matters                                                13                 9                4              12                           38

Total Motions Pending                                              142               75               54             101                         372

 


Opinions Circulating:                                                24              17                  3             10                           54

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       4                7                 10                2                             23

 


Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          1                0                0                0                            1

Civil                                                                         1                0                0                0                            1

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

Petitions for Review Filed                                        24               16               11               40                           91

Civil                                                                       10                 6                8              23                           47

Criminal                                                                 14               10                 3              17                           44


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.