WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2010

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of September 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 95 opinions, 99 summary dispositions, and 88 other written decisions in September.  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:

September 2010                                                  I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 49                  62                  65              106                  282

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................... 7                  14                  11                26                    58

        Opinion - Criminal................................... 10                    9                    9                  9                    37

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 6                    6                    7                12                    31

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal................................ 7                  12                  15                34                    68       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................          7                  13                  10                14                    44

        Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 9                    5                    9                  5                    28

        Other - Civil................................................ 3                    2                    4                  4                    13

        Other - Criminal......................................... 0                    1                    0                  2                      3

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 840 opinions, 639 summary dispositions, and 809 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 624                573                460              631                2288

 

        Opinion - Civil....................................... 115                118                108             136                  477

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 133                  92                  73                65                  363

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil..................................... 27                  47                  40                54                  168

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 113                124                  81              153                  471       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        91                  94                  86              126                  397

        Memo Opinion - Criminal....................... 80                  50                  46                60                  236

        Other - Civil.............................................. 35                  30                  23                29                  117

Other - Criminal....................................... 30                  18                    3                  8                    59

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 244 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

September 2010                                                  I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 74                  52                  58                60                  244

 

Civil........................................................... 38                  29                  26                42                  135

Criminal..................................................... 36                  23                  32                18                  109

 

                So far this year, a total of 2320 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 693                560                474              593                2320

 

Civil......................................................... 319                275                254              356                1204

Criminal................................................... 374                285                220              237                1116

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2146 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 672                509                427              538                2146

 

Civil......................................................... 304                234                239              309                1086

Criminal................................................... 368                275                188              229                1060

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 17 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................................................ 5                    1                    1                  0                      7

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 3                    3                    4                  7                    17

        Granted....................................................... 3                    0                    0                  4                      7

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 0                    3                    4                  3                    10

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 25                    5                    2                  9                    41

                                                                                                                                                               

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 12 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..................... 0                    4                    3                  4                    11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 2                    3                    3                  4                    12

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    3                    3                  4                    12

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 6                    3                    5                  7                    21

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 81 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.............................. 25                  18                  22                16                    81

        Civil........................................................... 13                  11                  15                11                    50

        Criminal..................................................... 12                    7                    7                  5                    31

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 4                    0                    0                  0                      4

        Civil............................................................. 3                    0                    0                  0                      3

        Criminal....................................................... 1                    0                    0                  0                      1

 

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

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

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