Date:                January 18, 2007

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 - DECEMBER

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through December 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                                                             919             748             678             733                       3078

Civil                                                                     463             403             355             447                       1668

Criminal                                                               456             345             323             286                       1410

Cases Docketed                                                     1633           1190             1041           1215                      5079

Civil                                                                     759             660             576             740                       2735

Criminal                                                               874             530             465             475                       2344

Cases Reopened                                                        11              10                 8              14                           43

Civil                                                                         7                6                 6              14                           33

Criminal                                                                   4               4                2                0                          10

Cases Terminated *                                                  809             782             662             879                       3132

Opinion-Civil                                                         222             178             159             237                         796

Opinion-Criminal                                                   159              100             86              110                        455

Sub-Total                                                         381             278             245             347                         1251

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      35                72               59             67                         233

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                 117          181             151             198                         647

Sub-Total                                                         152             253             187             265                         880

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 147              129              112        157                         545

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           77               64               62               69                         272

Sub-Total                                                         224             193             174             226                         817

Other-Civil                                                              43               44               28               36                           151

Other-Criminal                                                          9              14                 5                5                          33

Sub-Total                                                           52               58               31               41                         184

Correction for Error                                                        0              +12                -2                +7                          +17

Civil                                                                        +2              +14                -1              +10                          +25

Criminal                                                                   -2                 -2                -1                 -4                             -8

Cases Pending                                                         702             453             376             476                       2007

Civil                                                                     309             255             213             294                       1071

Criminal                                                               393             198             163             182                         936

 

*   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 December 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              83               52               40               54                         229

Civil                                                                       37               22               22               37                         118

Criminal                                                                 46               30               18               17                         111

Cases Terminated                                                    75               63               54               72                          264

Opinion - Civil                                                         23                 9              13 1-IV/III      21 1–III/IV                66

Opinion - Criminal                                                   29                11 1-I/II        7              12 5 – I/IV                 59

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      0                 8                6                3 1-I/IV                   17

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                5              16 1-I/II        17               20 6 – I/IV                 58

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               10                 8                6                7                          31

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           6               4                3                5                           18

Other - Civil                                                              1                5                1                4                          11

Other - Criminal                                                        1                2                1                0                            4

Cases Reopened                                                        0                1                0                0                            1

Civil                                                                         0                1                0                0                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Correction for Error                                                    -1               0                -1                 -1                            -3

Civil                                                                          0                 0                  0                  0                              0

Criminal                                                                   -1                 0                 -1                -1                             -3

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                    13             9              5               14                           41

Civil                                                                            12          6              3                   6                         27

Criminal                                                                   1                3                2                 8                          14

Three-Judge Appeals                                               64               40               28               33                         165

Civil                                                                       19               13               13               24                           69

Criminal                                                                 45               27               15                 9                           96

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         3                1                4                1                            9

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               3                1                3                0                            7

Granted                                                                   1                0                0                0                            1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2                1                3                0                            6

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  15                 7                7              11                           40

Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4                2                3                7                          16

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     3                6                1                7                          17

Granted                                                                   1                1                0                1                            3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2                5                1                6                          14

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        18                 4                10                9                         41


Additional Matters During the Month of December 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  113               77               69              116                        375

Extensions of Time                                                 60               55               49               57                         221

Unnumbered Cases                                                91              58               48               43                         240

Sua Sponte Matters                                                17               21               35               18                             91

Total Motions Filed                                                   281             211             201             234                           927

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  114               71                65             112                       362

Extensions of Time                                                 65               50               50               55                         220

Unnumbered Cases                                                99              52               54               39                         244

Sua Sponte Matters                                                19               23               38               18                             98

Total Motions Terminated                                          297             196             207             224                           924

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    91               41               34               67                         233

Extensions of Time                                                      8                11            7                9                          35

Unnumbered Cases                                                29                15               3                  9                         56

Sua Sponte Matters                                                14                 2                  7               10                        33

Total Motions Pending                                              142               69               51                95                         357

Opinions Circulating:                                                 31               13                 1                  1                           57

Opinions Approved but not Released:                         1                  7                 0                  0                            8

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0                2                0                1                            3

Civil                                                                         0                2                0                1                            3

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Certifications Filed                                                     1                1                0                0                            2

Civil                                                                         1                0                0                0                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                1                0                0                            1

Petitions for Review Filed                                        19               13                 8              17                           57

Civil                                                                              8         11                 2              10                           31

Criminal                                                                 11                 2                6                  7                         26

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.