WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JUNE 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of June 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 118 opinions, 86 summary dispositions, and 86 other written decisions in June. 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:

June 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 76 65 51 98 290

 

Opinion - Civil........................................ 17 18 18 17 70

Opinion - Criminal................................. 19 15 9 5 48

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3 6 1 21 31

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 13 8 6 28 55

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 11 9 12 13 45

Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4 2 2 5 13

Other - Civil............................................... 7 6 3 8 24

Other - Criminal........................................ 2 1 0 1 4

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 584 opinions, 404 summary dispositions, and 517 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 420 391 307 387 1505

 

Opinion - Civil........................................ 85 95 90 77 347

Opinion - Criminal................................. 90 62 46 39 237

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 9 36 15 53 113

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 90 88 35 78 291

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 72 58 75 86 291

Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 41 25 32 25 123

Other - Civil............................................. 22 18 12 25 77

Other - Criminal..................................... 11 9 2 4 26

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 252 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

June 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 71 59 47 75 252

 

Civil.......................................................... 35 40 30 43 148

Criminal................................................... 36 19 17 32 104

 

So far this year, a total of 1433 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 396 346 295 396 1433

 

Civil........................................................ 191 196 184 240 811

Criminal................................................ 205 150 111 156 622

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 1974 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 584 453 372 565 1974

 

Civil........................................................ 261 234 209 345 1049

Criminal................................................ 323 219 163 220 925

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 17 and disposed of 16 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................................................. 8 3 1 5 17

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 5 7 0 4 16

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5 6 0 4 15

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 22 7 2 11 42

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 16 and disposed of 15 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 1 4 7 16

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated........... 2 5 2 6 15

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 1 5 2 5 13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 9 2 4 6 21

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 76 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, two petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and two 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............................. 34 14 11 17 76

Civil.......................................................... 18 7 8 10 43

Criminal................................................... 16 7 3 7 33

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 0 0 0 2 2

Civil............................................................ 0 0 0 2 2

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

 

Certifications Filed........................................... 0 0 1 1 2

Civil............................................................ 0 0 1 1 2

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