Date:                December 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 - NOVEMBER

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through November 30, 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                                                               731             630            566             684                       2611

Civil                                                                       318             304            325             410                       1357

Criminal                                                                 413             326            241             274                       1254

Cases Docketed                                                      1433           1083            942           1160                       4618

Civil                                                                       627             559            538             704                       2428

Criminal                                                                 806             524            404             456                       2190

Cases Reopened                                                           9               19               6               15                           49

Civil                                                                          9               15               5               13                           42

Criminal                                                                    0                4               1                2                            7

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     713             668            618             773                       2772

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         203             141            127             194                         665

Opinion - Criminal                                                   147               88            70             105                         410

     Subtotal                                                           350             229            197             299                       1075

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    33               86             44               61                         224

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                             106             142            133             133                         514

     Subtotal                                                           139             228            177             194                         738

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               128             109            145             145                         527

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          68               60             56               74                         258

     Subtotal                                                           196             169            201             219                         785

Other - Civil                                                             18               24             36               49                         127

Other - Criminal                                                       10               18               7               12                           47

     Subtotal                                                             28               42             43               61                         174

Cases Pending                                                          729             434            330             402                       1895

Civil                                                                       254             214            191             268                         927

Criminal                                                                 475             220            139             134                         968

 

*   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 November 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              66             58                48             38                       210

Civil                                                                       19             30                33             20                       102

Criminal                                                                 47             28                15             18                       108

Cases Terminated                                                    57             64                49            114                       284

Opinion - Civil                                                           8             17                  4             39   3 – III/IV             68

Opinion - Criminal                                                   10             11                  4                  17   2 – I/IV              42

                                                                                                                                        3 – III/IV

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      1               7                  1               8   1 – I/IV              17

                                                                                                                                        1 – III/IV

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              21                9                22             17   5 – I/IV              69

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 5              11                12             18                         46

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7               6                 4               8                         25

Other - Civil                                                              1               2                  2               4                           9

Other - Criminal                                                        4               1                  0               3                           8

Cases Reopened                                                        0               9                  1               0                         10

Civil                                                                         0               9                  1               0                         10

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  7             13                  7               6                         33

Civil                                                                         5               8                  3               3                         19

Criminal                                                                   2               5                  4               3                         14

Three-Judge Appeals                                               51             40                37             26                       154

Civil                                                                         7             19                27             13                         66

Criminal                                                                 44             21                10             13                         88

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         2               1                  2               2                           7

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               0               0                  3             10                         13

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         0               0                  3             10                         13

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  17               4                  3               7                         31

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               8               1                  2               2                           7

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     5               2                  5               4                         16

Granted                                                                   0               0                  2               0                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         5               2                  3               4                         14

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        25               3                  2               8                         38


Additional Matters During the Month of November 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                    82             76                67            104                       329

Extensions of Time                                                 59             55                31             56                       201

Unnumbered Cases                                                97             57                54             45                       253

Sua Sponte Matters                                                18             14                16             35                         83

Total Motions Filed                                                   256            202              168            240                       866

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    82             62                64            114                       322

Extensions of Time                                                 51             53                37             55                       196

Unnumbered Cases                                                80             51                59             40                       230

Sua Sponte Matters                                                24             11                21             37                         93

Total Motions Terminated                                          237            177              181            246                       841

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  120             47                26             59                       252

Extensions of Time                                                 18               6                  1             11                         36

Unnumbered Cases                                                38               9                  2               9                         58

Sua Sponte Matters                                                18               8                  4             19                         49

Total Motions Pending                                               194             70                33             98                       395

Opinions Circulating:                                               30             17                  6             17                         70

Opinions Approved but not Released:                      11               6                  8               0                         25

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  0               0                           0

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               0                  0               1                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               1                           1

Petitions for Review Filed                                        19             12                15             15                         61

Civil                                                                       11               6                  4             10                         31

Criminal                                                                   8               6                11               5                         30

 

 



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.