Date:                November 8, 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 - OCTOBER

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through October 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                                                               665             572            518             646                       2401

Civil                                                                       299             274            292             390                       1255

Criminal                                                                 366             298            226             256                       1146

Cases Docketed                                                      1367           1025            894           1122                       4408

Civil                                                                       608             529            505             684                       2326

Criminal                                                                 759             496            389             438                       2082

Cases Reopened                                                           9               10               5               15                           39

Civil                                                                          9                6               4               13                           32

Criminal                                                                    0                4               1                2                            7

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     656             604            569             659                       2488

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         195             124            123             155                         597

Opinion - Criminal                                                   137               77            66               88                         368

     Subtotal                                                           332             201            189             243                         965

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    32               79             43               53                         207

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               85             133            111             116                         445

     Subtotal                                                           117             212            154             169                         652

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               123               98            133             127                         481

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          61               54             52               66                         233

     Subtotal                                                           184             152            185             193                         714

Other - Civil                                                             17               22             34               45                         118

Other - Criminal                                                         6               17               7                9                           39

     Subtotal                                                             23               39             41               54                         157

Cases Pending                                                          720             431            330             478                       1959

Civil                                                                       250             212            176             317                         955

Criminal                                                                 470             219            154             161                       1004

 

*   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 October 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              63             53                43             68                       227

Civil                                                                       19             22                31             44                       116

Criminal                                                                 44             31                12             24                       111

Cases Terminated                                                    63             79                56             96                       294

Opinion - Civil                                                         22               9                  9             15   1 – III/IV             55

Opinion - Criminal                                                   11             21                  5                    7   2 – I/IV              44

                                                                                                                     

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      2               3                  8               9                         22

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                7              17                11             31   3 – III/IV             66

                                                                                                                                                                                    7 – I/IV

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               12              13                12             24   1 – III/IV             61

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7             11                 2               4                         24

Other - Civil                                                              2               4                  7               6                         19

Other - Criminal                                                        0               1                  2               0                           3

Cases Reopened                                                        1               0                  0               3                           4

Civil                                                                         1               0                  0               3                           4

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  4             12                  9             21                         46

Civil                                                                         2               7                  8             14                         31

Criminal                                                                   2               5                  1               7                         15

Three-Judge Appeals                                               55             36                29             36                       156

Civil                                                                       15             12                18             23                         68

Criminal                                                                 40             24                11             13                         88

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         1               1                  2               4                           8

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               3               4                  2               6                         15

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         3               4                  2               6                         15

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  15               3                  4             15                         37

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4               5                  5               6                         20

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     2               6                  5             10                         23

Granted                                                                   0               1                  0               4                           5

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               5                  5               6                         18

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        22               2                  5               8                         37


Additional Matters During the Month of October 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  110             84                48            130                       372

Extensions of Time                                                 83             49                44             54                       230

Unnumbered Cases                                               105             63                49             45                       262

Sua Sponte Matters                                                36             22                19             29                       106

Total Motions Filed                                                   334            218              160            258                       970

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  117             93                53            124                       387

Extensions of Time                                                 88             49                43             56                       236

Unnumbered Cases                                               132             65                46             46                       289

Sua Sponte Matters                                                37             22                18             24                       101

Total Motions Terminated                                          374            229              160            250                     1013

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  115             33                25             72                       245

Extensions of Time                                                   9               4                  6               8                         27

Unnumbered Cases                                                14               2                  4               5                         25

Sua Sponte Matters                                                24               5                  9             18                         56

Total Motions Pending                                               162             44                44            103                       353

Opinions Circulating:                                               43             20                  3             29                         95

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       5               2                  2               7                         16

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  0               1                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               1                           1

Certifications Filed                                                     0               0                  0               1                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               1                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        36             18                16             19                         89

Civil                                                                       26               5                  8             13                         52

Criminal                                                                 10             13                  8               6                         37

 

 



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.