Date:                February 5, 2008

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 – January 2008

Cumulative:  January 1, 2008 through January 31, 2008

APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Carried Over from Dec. 31, 2007                        654             459            313             480                       1906

Civil                                                                       240             223            172             279                         914

Criminal                                                                 414             236            141             201                         992

 

Cases Filed                                                                 68               58             38               75                         239

Civil                                                                        32               35             19               44                         130

Criminal                                                                  36               23             19               31                         109

Cases Docketed                                                        722             517            351             555                       2145

Civil                                                                       272             258            191             323                       1044

Criminal                                                                 450             259            160             232                       1101

Cases Reopened                                                           1                0               0                3                            4

Civil                                                                          1                0               0                3                            4

Criminal                                                                    0                0               0                0                            0

 

Cases Terminated*                                                      72               58             54             103                         287

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          22               10             12               25                           69

Opinion - Criminal                                                      6                7            12               10                           35

     Subtotal                                                             28               17             24               35                         104

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                      5                4               3                9                           21

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               21               15              12               32                           80

     Subtotal                                                             26               19             15               41                         101

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                  9                8               9               21                           47

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                            4               10               3                2                           19

     Subtotal                                                             13               18             12               23                           66

Other - Civil                                                               2                3               3                3                           11

Other - Criminal                                                         3                1               0                1                            5

     Subtotal                                                               5                4             12                4                           16

Cases Pending                                                          651             459            297             455                       1862

Civil                                                                       235             233            164             268                         900

Criminal                                                                 416             226            133             187                         962

 

*   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 January 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              68             58                38             75                       239

Civil                                                                       32             35                19             44                       130

Criminal                                                                 36             23                19             31                       109

Cases Terminated                                                    72             58                54            103                       287

Opinion - Civil                                                         22             10   1 – I/II      12             25   3 – III/IV             69

Opinion - Criminal                                                     6               7                12                  10   4 – I/IV              35

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      5               4                  3               9   1 – III/IV             21

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              21              15   1 – I/II      12             32   8 – I/IV              80

                                                                                                                                        1 – III/IV

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 9                8                  9             21                         47

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           4             10                 3               2                         19

Other - Civil                                                              2               3                  3               3                         11

Other - Criminal                                                        3               1                  0               1                           5

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                                                 12               8                12             17                         49

Civil                                                                         9               7                  6               8                         30

Criminal                                                                   3               1                  6               9                         19

Three-Judge Appeals                                               50             43                25             48                       166

Civil                                                                       19             22                13             28                         82

Criminal                                                                 31             21                12             20                         84

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         4               2                  0               8                         14

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               1               1                  2               6                         10

Granted                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         1               1                  2               6                         10

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  20               4                  0             10                         34

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4               7                  1               3                         15

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     1               6                  1               9                         17

Granted                                                                   0               1                  0               1                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         1               5                  1               8                         15

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        24               7                  2               5                         38


Additional Matters During the Month of January 2008

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                    95             80                57            136                       368

Extensions of Time                                                 74             55                25             65                       219

Unnumbered Cases                                               128             69                63             74                       334

Sua Sponte Matters                                                22             18                18             20                         78

Total Motions Filed                                                   319            222              163            295                       999

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    98             81                52             99                       330

Extensions of Time                                                 84             57                30             55                       226

Unnumbered Cases                                               135             73                64             69                       341

Sua Sponte Matters                                                13             21                19             26                         79

Total Motions Terminated                                          330            232              165            249                       976

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  120             52                27             99                       298

Extensions of Time                                                   9               6                  0             14                         29

Unnumbered Cases                                                26               4                  4             10                         44

Sua Sponte Matters                                                26               7                  4             10                         47

Total Motions Pending                                               181             69                35            133                       418

Opinions Circulating:                                               40             12                  0             14                         66

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       4               7                  2               0                         13

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  1               1                           2

Civil                                                                         0               0                  1               1                           2

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                                        18             17                14             19                         68

Civil                                                                       10               9                12             14                         45

Criminal                                                                   8               8                  2               5                         23

 

 



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.