WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

FEBRUARY 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of February 2011 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2011.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

The Court of Appeals issued 92 opinions, 51 summary dispositions, and 71 other written decisions in February. 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:

February 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 48 63 59 44 214

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 11 16 14 15 56

Opinion - Criminal..................................... 1 2 12 5 36

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 2 9 0 6 17

Sum. Disp. - Criminal................................ 6 15 8 5 34

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 5 14 13 9 41

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 1 4 10 4 19

Other - Civil................................................ 3 2 2 0 7

Other - Criminal......................................... 3 1 0 0 4

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 160 opinions, 114 summary dispositions, and 162 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated......................................... 110 126 97 103 436

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 21 27 21 25 94

Opinion - Criminal................................... 27 11 16 12 66

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 3 11 1 12 27

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 23 36 15 13 87

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 16 24 25 26 91

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 9 6 13 6 34

Other - Civil................................................ 8 7 4 9 28

Other - Criminal......................................... 3 4 2 0 9

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 214 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

February 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 62 47 54 51 214

 

Civil........................................................... 29 23 33 28 113

Criminal..................................................... 33 24 21 23 101

 

So far this year, a total of 423 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed..................................................... 113 98 111 101 423

 

Civil........................................................... 53 50 72 64 239

Criminal..................................................... 60 48 39 37 184

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2010 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 627 451 433 499 2010

 

Civil......................................................... 284 208 248 308 1048

Criminal................................................... 343 243 185 191 962

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 15 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................................................ 3 1 4 7 15

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 6 2 4 2 14

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6 2 4 2 14

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 27 5 2 11 45

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 7 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..................... 2 3 2 1 8

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 0 4 1 2 7

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 0 4 1 1 6

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............. 11 4 3 2 20

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 48 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, no 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.............................. 17 9 8 14 48

Civil............................................................. 6 2 4 7 19

Criminal..................................................... 11 7 4 7 29

 

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

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

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