WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

NOVEMBER 2009

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of November 2009 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2009.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 83 opinions, 66 summary dispositions, and 85 other written decisions in November.  Opinions include three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions.  Summary dispositions include opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and the record and, generally, following a screening and decision conference.  Other written decisions include memorandum opinions, which are issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference, and miscellaneous orders terminating cases (e.g., voluntary dismissals and stipulations to dismiss).  The breakdown by district and type of disposition is as follows:

November 2009                                                  I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... ...... 60                  58                  64                52                  234

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ........ 7                  14                    9               10                    40

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 11                  10                  12                10                    43

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 3                    4                    3                  3                    13

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 11                    7                  22                13                    53       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        13                    8                    8                14                    43

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 11                    7                    8                  1                    28

        Other - Civil...................................... ........ 2                    5                    1                  1                      9

        Other - Criminal................................ ........ 2                    3                    0                  0                      5


 

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 980 opinions, 754 summary dispositions, and 1,049 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... .... 748                708                574              753                2783

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. .... 133                143                108             164                  548

        Opinion - Criminal............................ .... 139                120                  66              107                  432

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ...... 53                  51                  43                53                  200

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... .... 130                151                125              148                  554       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................      158                118                128              198                  602

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 81                  71                  71                43                  266

        Other - Civil...................................... ...... 32                  38                  29                31                  130

Other - Criminal................................ ...... 22                  16                    4                  9                    51

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 209 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

November 2009                                                  I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ...... 69                  51                  36                53                  209

 

Civil.................................................... ...... 33                  27                  23                35                  118

Criminal............................................. ...... 36                  24                  13                18                    91

 

So far this year, a total of 2842 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... .... 869                675                634              664                2842

 

Civil.................................................... .... 393                349                363              422                1527

Criminal................................................... 476                326                271              242                1315

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2099 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending......................................... .... 680                498                393              528                2099

 

Civil......................................................... 267                257                248              299                1071

Criminal................................................... 413                241                145              229                1028

 


Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 14 petitions for supervisory writ during the month.  A petition for supervisory writ asks the Court of Appeals to order the circuit court to take a certain action in a case.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Sup. Writs Filed................................................ 2                    1                    2                  2                      7

 

Sup. Writs Terminated............................ ........ 6                    1                    1                  6                    14

        Granted....................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6                    1                    1                  6                    14

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 14                    8                    3                  8                    33

 

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 13 and disposed of 19 petitions for leave to appeal during the month.  A petition for leave to appeal asks the Court of Appeals to invoke its discretionary jurisdiction and accept the appeal of a case in which a final order has not been issued.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Filed..................... 4                    5                    2                  2                    13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated. ...... 10                    5                    2                  2                    19

        Granted....................................................... 3                    1                    0                  0                      4

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 7                    4                    2                  2                    15

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending...... ........ 5                    7                    5                  3                    20

 

 

Petitions for Review, Petitions for Bypass, and Certifications to the Supreme Court

 

            The Supreme Court received 50 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 4 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and no requests for certification.  In a petition for bypass, a party requests that the Supreme Court take jurisdiction of an appeal or other proceeding pending in the Court of Appeals.  In a request for certification, the Court of Appeals asks the Supreme Court to exercise its appellate jurisdiction before the Court of Appeals hears the matter.  

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Petitions for Review Filed...................... ...... 14                    9                  11                16                    50

        Civil............................................................. 7                    7                    6                11                    31

        Criminal....................................................... 7                    2                    5                  5                    19

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed...................... ........ 0                    1                    0                  3                      4

        Civil............................................................. 0                    1                    0                  3                      4

        Criminal....................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

 

Certifications Filed.................................. ........ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Civil.................................................... ........ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Criminal....................................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0