WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

NOVEMBER 2012

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of November 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 87 opinions, 61 summary dispositions, and 72 other written decisions in November.  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:

November 2012                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 48                 37                 76               59                 220

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 10                    4                 19               12                   45

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 14                    9                 12                  7                   42

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3                    2                    1                  5                   11

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 5                    6                 25               14                   50 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          7                  6                  11               15                   39

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 5                    5                    6                  3                   19

        Other - Civil............................................... 3                    4                    2                  3                   12

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 996 opinions, 638 summary dispositions, and 904 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 611               644               563             720               2538

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 143               109               155             169                 576

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 140               115                 88               77                 420

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 21                 63                 27               97                 208

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 113               137                 82               98                 430       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................     104               120               130             167                 521

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 44                 48                 56               66                 214

        Other - Civil............................................. 37                 40                 21               40                 138

Other - Criminal........................................ 9                 12                    4                  6                   31

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 209 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

November 2012                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 53                 52                 47               57                 209

 

Civil.......................................................... 31                 31                 25               34                 121

Criminal................................................... 22                 21                 22               23                   88

 

                So far this year, a total of 2479 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 666               617               530             666               2479

 

Civil........................................................ 324               339               312             427               1402

Criminal................................................ 342               278               218             239               1077

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2006 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 547               478               364             617               2006

 

Civil........................................................ 245               249               202             360               1056

Criminal................................................ 302               229               162             257                 950

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 13 and disposed of 6 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................................................. 2                    4                    0                  7                   13

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 4                    0                    0                  2                      6

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4                    0                    0                  2                      6

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 19                    8                    3               16                   46

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 13 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..................... 7                    2                    2                  2                   13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     1                    5                  2  4                            12

        Granted...................................................... 0                    2                    0                  1                      3

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 1                    3                    2                  3                      9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 9                    1                    4                  5                   19

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 83 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 3 petitions 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............................. 22                 19                 10               32                   83

        Civil............................................................ 9                    9                    6               12                   36

        Criminal................................................... 13                 10                    4               20                   47

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 1                    2                    0                  0                      3

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

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

 

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

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

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