Date:                September 6, 2006 (Rev. 9/26/06)

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 - AUGUST

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through August 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                                                             616             503             455             483                       2057

Civil                                                                     324             267             238             290                       1119

Criminal                                                               292             236             217             193                         938

Cases Docketed                                                     1330             945             818             965                       4058

Civil                                                                     621             524             461             583                       2189

Criminal                                                               709             421             357             382                       1869

Cases Reopened                                                         9                8                6              11                           34

Civil                                                                         6                4                5              11                           26

Criminal                                                                   3                4                1                0                            8

Cases Terminated *                                                  535             519             465             579                       2098

Opinion-Civil                                                         130             130             103             150                         513

Opinion-Criminal                                                   112               67               54               63                         296

Sub-Total                                                         242             197             157             213                         809

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      29               38               41               49                         157

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                87             118             103             131                         439

Sub-Total                                                         116             156             144             180                         596

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 94               83               91             120                         388

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           50               43               46               43                         182

Sub-Total                                                         144             126             137             163                         570

Other-Civil                                                              27               29               23               20                           99

Other-Criminal                                                          6              11                 4                3                          24

Sub-Total                                                           33               40               27               23                         123

Correction for Error                                                       -2               +8                -3                +6                            +9

Civil                                                                          0              +11               -2                +9                          +18

Criminal                                                                   -2                -3                -1                 -3                             -9

Cases Pending                                                         710             462             353             478                       2003

Civil                                                                     339             259             196             282                       1076

Criminal                                                               371             203             157             196                         927

 

*   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 August 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              83               65               67               70                         285

Civil                                                                       40               37               26               38                         141

Criminal                                                                 43               28               41               32                         144

Cases Terminated                                                    90               62               80               83                         315

Opinion - Civil                                                         27               19               10               20 4-III/IV                   76

Opinion - Criminal                                                   14                 9 1-I/II         11 2-IV/III       16 6-I/IV                    50

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      4                4                6                9 2-I/IV                   23

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              11               11 1-I/II         26               16 6-I/IV                    64

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               21                 8              14 1-IV/III       16 1-II/IV                   59

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                         10                 5              10                 4                          29

Other - Civil                                                              3                4                2                2                          11

Other - Criminal                                                        0                2                1                0                            3

Cases Reopened                                                        1                0                0                0                            1

Civil                                                                         1                0                0                0                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Correction for Error                                                    -2             +8                -3               +6                             +9

Civil                                                                         -1             +11                -2              +10                           +18

Criminal                                                                   -1                -3                -1                 -4                              -9

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  9              21               16               11                           57

Civil                                                                         6              18               10                 8                          42

Criminal                                                                   3                3                6                3                          15

Three-Judge  Appeals                                              64               42               46               49                         201

Civil                                                                       24               17               11               23                           75

Criminal                                                                 40               25               35               26                         126

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         9                3                2                2                          16

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               9                2                3                6                          20

Granted                                                                   1                0                0                1                            2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         8                2                3                5                          18

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  21               10                 3              10                           44

Leave to Appeal Filed                                               1                1                3                8                          13

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     6                5                7                8                          26

Granted                                                                   1                1                0                3                            5

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         5                4                7                5                          21

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        22                 1                4                8                          35


Additional Matters During Month of August 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  126               96               80               98                         400

Extensions of Time                                                 64               50               49               48                         211

Unnumbered Cases                                              103               61               41               30                         235

Sua Sponte Matters                                                19               10               24               17                           70

Total Motions Filed                                                   312             217             194             193                         916

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  137               87               67               86                         377

Extensions of Time                                                 90               55               55               42                         242

Unnumbered Cases                                              122               64               43               36                         265

Sua Sponte Matters                                                24               15               23               17                           79

Total Motions Terminated                                          373             221             188             181                         963

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    84               53               51               67                         255

Extensions of Time                                                   7                1                4              14                           26

Unnumbered Cases                                                14                 2                5                6                          27

Sua Sponte Matters                                                13                 3                5                6                          27

Total Motions Pending                                              118               59               65               93                         335

Opinions Circulating:                                                 21                 9                 0                27                           57

Opinions Approved but not Released:                         5                 7                 4                  0                           16

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          1                0                3                0                            4

Civil                                                                         1                0                1                0                            2

Criminal                                                                   0                0                2                0                            2

Certifications Filed                                                     0                3                1                0                            4

Civil                                                                         0                2                1                0                            3

Criminal                                                                   0                1                0                0                            1

Petitions for Review Filed                                        15               14               16               20                           65

Civil                                                                         9              10               11               12                           42

Criminal                                                                   6                4                5                8                          23


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.