WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

OCTOBER 2010

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of October 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 86 opinions, 100 summary dispositions, and 94 other written decisions in October. 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:

October 2010 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 60 64 65 106 280

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 11 8 11 17 48

Opinion - Criminal................................... 10 10 9 10 38

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 0 12 7 3 20

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 17 16 15 5 80

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 10 6 10 11 53

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 6 6 9 3 17

Other - Civil................................................ 4 6 4 4 20

Other - Criminal......................................... 2 0 0 0 4

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 926 opinions, 739 summary dispositions, and 903 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 684 637 523 724 2568

 

Opinion - Civil....................................... 126 126 125 148 525

Opinion - Criminal................................. 143 102 83 73 401

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil..................................... 27 59 43 59 188

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 130 140 96 185 551

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 101 100 97 152 450

Memo Opinion - Criminal....................... 86 56 49 62 253

Other - Civil.............................................. 39 36 27 35 137

Other - Criminal....................................... 32 18 3 10 63

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 237 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

October 2010 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 75 49 58 55 237

 

Civil........................................................... 27 19 38 39 123

Criminal..................................................... 48 30 20 16 114

 

So far this year, a total of 2559 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 769 610 532 648 2559

 

Civil......................................................... 346 297 292 396 1331

Criminal................................................... 423 313 240 252 1228

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2125 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 679 501 433 512 2125

 

Civil......................................................... 305 227 248 301 1081

Criminal................................................... 374 274 185 211 1044

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 14 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................................................ 3 1 5 5 14

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 5 1 6 5 17

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5 1 6 5 17

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 26 5 1 9 41

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 11 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..................... 3 3 0 1 7

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 2 2 2 5 11

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2 2 2 4 10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 6 3 3 9 15

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 53 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 1 petition 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.............................. 14 15 11 13 53

Civil............................................................. 4 4 6 9 23

Criminal..................................................... 10 11 5 4 30

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 0 0 0 1 1

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

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

 

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

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

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