Date:                May 1, 2007

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

From:                David R. Schanker, Clerk

Re:                   COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - FEBRUARY

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through February 28, 2007

APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Carried Over from December 31                         702             453            376             476                       2007

Civil                                                                       309             255            213             294                       1071

Criminal                                                                 393             198            163             182                         936

 

Cases Filed                                                               137               97             92             133                         459

Civil                                                                        72               58             46               66                         242

Criminal                                                                  65               39             46               67                         217

Cases Docketed                                                        839             550            468             609                       2466

Civil                                                                       381             313            259             360                       1313

Criminal                                                                 458             237            209             249                       1153

Cases Reopened                                                           2                0               0                2                            4

Civil                                                                          2                0               0                2                            4

Criminal                                                                    0                0               0                0                            0

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     114             112            134               97                         457

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          22               27             23               22                           94

Opinion - Criminal                                                    31                7             14               6                           58

     Subtotal                                                             53               34             37               28                         152

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    16               14               9                8                           47

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               17               33              29               19                           98

     Subtotal                                                             33               47             38               27                         145

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                17               17             38               23                           95

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                            6               13             16               13                           48

     Subtotal                                                             23               30             54               36                         143

Other - Civil                                                               1                1               4                5                           11

Other - Criminal                                                         4                0               1                1                            6

     Subtotal                                                               5                1               5                6                           17

Cases Pending                                                          727             438            334             514                       2013

Civil                                                                       327             254            185             304                       1070

Criminal                                                                 400             184            149             210                         943

 

*   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 February 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              73             43                34             63                       213

Civil                                                                       40             25                11             33                       109

Criminal                                                                 33             18                23             30                       104

Cases Terminated                                                    63             58                57             50                       228

Opinion - Civil                                                         14             12 1 – IV/II      15              8                         49

Opinion - Criminal                                                   20               5                  5               1   1 – I/IV             31

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                    12               5                  5               2                         24

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                4             17   1 – I/II        8             12   7 – I/IV             41

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 8             10                10             14                         42

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           5               9                10             11                         35

Other - Civil                                                              0               0                  3               2                           5

Other - Criminal                                                        2               0                  1               0                           1

Cases Reopened                                                        2               0                  0               0                           2

Civil                                                                         2               0                  0               0                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

 


Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I               II                III              IV                  TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                      7           9                  3               8                         27

Civil                                                                              6          6                  0               3                         15

Criminal                                                                   1               3                  3               5                         12

Three-Judge Appeals                                               55             33                24             50                       162

Civil                                                                       24             18                27             26                         75

Criminal                                                                 31             15                17             24                         87

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         5               1                  1               4                         11

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               2               3                  1               3                           9

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               3                  1               3                           9

Sup. Writs Pending                                                    18               7                  3             12                         40

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               5               1                  5               2                         13

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     3               1                  5               8                         17

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               1                           1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         3               1                  5               7                         16

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        24               4                  6               4                         38


Additional Matters During the Month of February 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  102            101                56            105                       364

Extensions of Time                                                 74             43                41             45                       203

Unnumbered Cases                                               117             42                55             28                       242

Sua Sponte Matters                                                21               5                16             33                         75

Total Motions Filed                                                   314            191              168            211                       884

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  107            102                57            122                       388

Extensions of Time                                                 95             43                40             52                       230

Unnumbered Cases                                               142             48                58             29                       277

Sua Sponte Matters                                                29               6                22             34                         91

Total Motions Terminated                                          373            199              177            237                       986

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    96             63                20             74                       253

Extensions of Time                                                   4               3                  3               6                         16

Unnumbered Cases                                                21               6                  5               9                         41

Sua Sponte Matters                                                13               2                  3             10                         28

Total Motions Pending                                               134             74                31             99                       338

Opinions Circulating:                                               30             15                  1             22                         68

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       2               2                  0               1                           5

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          2               1                  0               1                           4

Civil                                                                         2               1                  0               1                           4

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               1                  0               0                           1

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               0                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                          8             14                11             18                         51

Civil                                                                         6               3                  5             12                         26

Criminal                                                                   2             11                  6               6                         25

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.