Date:                September 5, 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 - AUGUST

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through August 31, 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                                                               534             456            434             518                       1942

Civil                                                                       251             214            234             306                       1005

Criminal                                                                 283             242            200             212                         937

Cases Docketed                                                      1236             909            810             994                       3949

Civil                                                                       560             469            447             600                       2076

Criminal                                                                 676             440            363             394                       1873

Cases Reopened                                                           7                9               5               11                           32

Civil                                                                          7                5               4                9                           25

Criminal                                                                    0                4               1                2                            7

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     512             453            461             502                       1928

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         144             105            104             127                         480

Opinion - Criminal                                                   111               44            55               73                         283

     Subtotal                                                           255             149            159             200                         763

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    27               70             29               38                         164

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               66               94              93               76                         329

     Subtotal                                                             93             164            122             114                         493

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                96               71            111               87                         365

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          49               42             43               55                         189

     Subtotal                                                           145             113            154             142                         554

Other - Civil                                                             14               13             22               37                           86

Other - Criminal                                                         5               14               4                9                           32

     Subtotal                                                             19               27             26               46                         118

Cases Pending                                                          731             465            354             503                       2053

Civil                                                                       286             215            185             320                       1006

Criminal                                                                 445             250            169             183                       1047

 

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


Case Activity During the Month of August 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              70             60                60             78                       268

Civil                                                                       26             22                28             46                       122

Criminal                                                                 44             38                32             32                       146

Cases Terminated                                                    76             56                39             89                       260

Opinion - Civil                                                         22             17                  4             22   3 – III/IV             65

                                                                                                                                        1 – II/IV

Opinion - Criminal                                                   13               6                  1                  17   2 – III/IV             37

                                                                                                                                        1 – I/IV

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      1               9                  2               6   1 – I/IV              18

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              15               8                  8             11   5 – I/IV              42

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               19  1 – IV/I     5                17             14   1 – III/IV             55

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           5               7                  5               1                         18

Other - Civil                                                              1               1                  1             17                         20

Other - Criminal                                                        0               3                  1               1                           5

Cases Reopened                                                        0               2                  0               0                           2

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               0                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               1                  0               0                           1

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  8             13                18             18                         57

Civil                                                                         4               4                11               9                         28

Criminal                                                                   4               9                  7               9                         29

Three-Judge Appeals                                               54             41                33             45                       173

Civil                                                                       14             13                13             27                         67

Criminal                                                                 40             28                20             18                       106

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         6               1                  2               3                         12

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               8               0                  2               6                         11

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         8               0                  2               6                           9

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  19               6                  4             14                         43

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4               4                  8             12                         28

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     5               3                  7               5                         20

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               1                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4               3                  7               4                         18

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        20               6                  9             11                         46


Additional Matters During the Month of August 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  119            106                58            110                       393

Extensions of Time                                                 84             58                42             70                       254

Unnumbered Cases                                                98             62                36             57                       253

Sua Sponte Matters                                                30             26                17             15                         88

Total Motions Filed                                                   331            252              153            252                       988

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  123            102                60            124                       409

Extensions of Time                                                 75             58                46             73                       252

Unnumbered Cases                                                93             65                36             53                       247

Sua Sponte Matters                                                26             21                22             20                         89

Total Motions Terminated                                          317            246              164            270                       997

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  103             50                30             83                       266

Extensions of Time                                                 20               5                  3             16                         44

Unnumbered Cases                                                30               5                  3             18                         56

Sua Sponte Matters                                                15               7                  6             11                         39

Total Motions Pending                                               168             67                42            128                       405

Opinions Circulating:                                               49               9                  0             11                         69

Opinions Approved but not Released:                      16               9                  5               0                         30

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  1               0                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  1               0                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               1                  0               3                           4

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               2                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               1                  0               1                           2

Petitions for Review Filed                                        27             18                13             14                         72

Civil                                                                       14             15                  6               8                         43

Criminal                                                                 13               3                  7               6                         29

 

 



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.