Date:                December 20, 2006 (rev. 1/17/07)

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 - NOVEMBER

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through November 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                                                             836             696             638             679                       2849

Civil                                                                     426             381             333             410                       1550

Criminal                                                               410             315             305             269                       1299

Cases Docketed                                                     1550           1138             1001           1161                      4850

Civil                                                                     723             638             556             703                       2620

Criminal                                                               827             500             445             458                       2230

Cases Reopened                                                        11                 9               8              14                           42

Civil                                                                         7                5                6              14                           32

Criminal                                                                   4               4               2                0                          10

Cases Terminated *                                                  734             719             608             807                       2868

Opinion-Civil                                                         199             169             146             216                         730

Opinion-Criminal                                                   130               89               79               98                         396

Sub-Total                                                         329             258             225             314                         1126

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      35                64               53             64                         216

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                 112          165             134             178                         589

Sub-Total                                                         147             229             187             242                         803

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 137              121              106        150                         514

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           71               60               59               64                         254

Sub-Total                                                         208             181             165             214                         768

Other-Civil                                                              42               39               27               32                           140

Other-Criminal                                                          8              12                 4                5                          29

Sub-Total                                                           50               51               31               37                         169

Correction for Error                                                     + 1              +12                -1                +8                          +20

Civil                                                                        +2              +14                -1              +10                          +25

Criminal                                                                   -1                 -2                 0                 -2                             -5

Cases Pending                                                         709             461             391             483                       2044

Civil                                                                     307             262             217             291                       1077

Criminal                                                               402             199             174             192                         967

 

*   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 the Month of November 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              65               68               57               66                         256

Civil                                                                       27               39               26               41                         133

Criminal                                                                 38               29               31               25                         123

Cases Terminated                                                    59               71               41               70     1-I/IV              240

Opinion - Civil                                                         23               16               13               20 3–II/IV, 1–III/IV      72

Opinion - Criminal                                                     7                6                6                8 2 – I/IV                 27

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      2                10               3                2                          17

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              10 5 – IV/I     21               11               16 5 – I/IV                  58

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 9                 9                5              11                           34

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7                7                2                8                           24

Other - Civil                                                              1                2                1                4                            8

Other - Criminal                                                        0                0                0                1                            1

Cases Reopened                                                        2                0                1                2                            5

Civil                                                                         1                0                0                2                            3

Criminal                                                                   1                0                1                0                            2

Correction for Error                                                   +1             +3               +2                  0                            +6

Civil                                                                          0               +3                +2                 -2                            +3

Criminal                                                                  +1                 0                  0                +2                            +3

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                      8             9              16               14                           47

Civil                                                                              5           7              11                  7                         29

Criminal                                                                   3                2                7                8                          18

Three-Judge Appeals                                               53               55               38               49                         195

Civil                                                                       19               30               13               32                           94

Criminal                                                                 34               25               25               17                         101

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         3                4                1                2                          10

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               2                6                2                4                          14

Granted                                                                   1                1                0                0                            2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         1                5                2                4                          12

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  15                 7                6              11                           39

Leave to Appeal Filed                                               2                4                2                1                            9

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     5                2                0                6                          13

Granted                                                                   0                2                0                1                            3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         5                0                0                5                          10

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        17                 8                8                9                           42


Additional Matters During the Month of November 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  106               86               62              110                        364

Extensions of Time                                                 62               54               49               66                         231

Unnumbered Cases                                              117               55               52               43                         267

Sua Sponte Matters                                                18               14               24               23                             79

Total Motions Filed                                                   303             209             187             242                           941

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    93              88                80             129                       390

Extensions of Time                                                 64               59               47               71                         241

Unnumbered Cases                                                94              59               48               51                         252

Sua Sponte Matters                                                22               14               31               22                             89

Total Motions Terminated                                          273             220             206             273                           972

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    92               35               28               63                         218

Extensions of Time                                                    10                  3            8                6                          27

Unnumbered Cases                                                33                 5                7                  3                         48

Sua Sponte Matters                                                15                 3                  9               9                          36

Total Motions Pending                                              150               46               52                81                         329

Opinions Circulating:                                                 18               20                 0                14                           52

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       13                  1                 2                  0                           16

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                                        23               13               17               29                           82

Civil                                                                            18           8              11               14                           51

Criminal                                                                   5                5                6                15                         31

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 3 of the report reflects the current status of transfer cases.