WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JANUARY 2010

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of January 2010 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2010.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 88 opinions, 65 summary dispositions, and 90 other written decisions in January.  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:

January 2010                                                       I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... ...... 68                  79                  38                58                  243

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 12                  20                    9               12                    53

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 16                  13                    0                  6                    35

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 2                    6                    1                  5                    14

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 15                  14                    6                16                    51       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        11                  10                  14                12                    47

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 10                    8                    4                  5                    27

        Other - Civil...................................... ........ 2                    6                    4                  2                    14

        Other - Criminal................................ ........ 0                    2                    0                  0                      2

 

 

 

                Year to date

 

                The year-to-date statistics are the same as the January monthly statistics.

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 256 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

January 2010                                                       I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ...... 86                  67                  45                58                  256

 

Civil.................................................... ...... 43                  33                  28                27                  131

Criminal............................................. ...... 43                  34                  17                31                  125

 

                Year to date

 

                The year-to-date statistics are the same as the January monthly statistics.

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2077 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending......................................... .... 663                508                401              505                2077

 

Civil.................................................... .... 263                248                250              285                1046

Criminal................................................... 400                260                151              220                1031

 

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 25 and disposed of 13 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................................................ 9                    5                    3                  8                    25

 

Sup. Writs Terminated............................ ........ 4                    2                    2                  5                    13

        Granted....................................................... 1                    0                    0                  1                      2

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    2                    2                  4                    11

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 16                  10                    3                11                    40

 

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 14 and disposed of 23 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..................... 1                    7                    5                  1                    14

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated. ........ 3                    5                  10                  5                    23

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3                    5                    7                  4                    19

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending...... ........ 6                    9                    1                  3                    13

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 71 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, no petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 1 request 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...................... ...... 18                    9                  11                33                    71

        Civil............................................................. 8                    5                    6                19                    38

        Criminal..................................................... 10                    4                    5                14                    33

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed...................... ........ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

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

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

 

Certifications Filed.................................. ........ 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

        Civil.................................................... ........ 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

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