WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JUNE 2012

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of June 2012 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2012.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 77 opinions, 57 summary dispositions, and 82 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 2012                                                           I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 61                 55                 50               50                 216

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 16                    9                    6               12                   43

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 11                    7                    5               11                   34

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 2                    6                    4               10                   22

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 11                  15                   8                  1                   35 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        12                    7                 16               14                   49

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    4                    7                  1                   16

        Other - Civil............................................... 4                    5                    4                  1                   14

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 546 opinions, 337 summary dispositions, and 517 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 345               347               286             422               1400

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 84                 60                 83              98                 325

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 73                 63                 38               47                 221

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 12                 36                 22               66                 136

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 60                 67                 28               46                 201       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        69                 70                 66               94                 299

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 24                 22                 34               42                 122

        Other - Civil............................................. 20                 23                 14               25                   82

Other - Criminal........................................ 3                    6                    1                  4                   14

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 273 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

June 2012                                                           I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 71                 53                 57               92                 273

 

Civil.......................................................... 24                 31                 32               33                 120

Criminal................................................... 47                 22                 25               59                 153

 

                So far this year, a total of 1373 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 376               333               288             376               1373

 

Civil........................................................ 169               190               156             202                 717

Criminal................................................ 207               143               132             174                 656

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2011 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 559               487               381             584               2011

 

Civil........................................................ 218               243               204             296                 961

Criminal................................................ 341               244               177             288               1050

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 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................................................. 4                    3                    1                  3                   11

 

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

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

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

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 22                 10                    5               10                   47

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 13 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                    4                    2                  4                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     5                    3                  3  2                            13

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5                    2                    3                  2                   12

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    3                    2                  7                   16

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 67 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 3 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............................. 20                 11                 11               25                   67

        Civil............................................................ 7                    5                    7               16                   35

        Criminal................................................... 13                    6                    4                  9                   32

 

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

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

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

 

Certifications Filed........................................... 0                    2                    0                  1                      3

        Civil............................................................ 0                    2                    0                  1                      3

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