WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

June 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of June 2013 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2013.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 99 opinions, 65 summary dispositions, and 72 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 2013                                                           I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 64                 60                 48               64                 236

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 18                    9                 22               14                   63

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 12                 11                 10                  3                   36

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 2                 11                    0                  7                   20

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 15                 14                    5               11                   45 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          9                    6                    9               16                   40

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4                    4                    2               11                   21

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

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

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 561 opinions, 457 summary dispositions, and 499 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 344               411               325             437               1517

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 72                 70               104               84                 330

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 74                 61                 49               47                 231

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 18                 62                 13               72                 165

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 62                 94                 42               94                 292       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        65                 51                 75               83                 274

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 21                 31                 26               36                 114

        Other - Civil............................................. 15                 36                 13               20                   84

Other - Criminal..................................... 17                    6                    3                  1                   27

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 231 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

June 2013                                                           I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 69                 58                 56               48                 231

 

Civil.......................................................... 31                 33                 28               29                 121

Criminal................................................... 38                 25                 28               19                 110

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1400 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 383               355               285             377               1400

 

Civil........................................................ 166               185               158             216                 725

Criminal................................................ 217               170               127             161                 675

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1941 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 541               449               327             624               1941

 

Civil........................................................ 216               223               167             362                 968

Criminal................................................ 325               226               160             262                 973

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 18 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................................................. 6                    6                    5                  1                   18

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 6                    2                    1                  4                   13

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 6                    2                    1                  4                   13

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 14                 10                    6                  9                   39

 

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..................... 0                    5                    4                  2                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     5                    4                  1  3                            13

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4                    3                    1                  3                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    3                    4                  6                   17

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 68 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 0 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............................. 23                 19                    9               17                   68

        Civil.......................................................... 11                 11                    6               13                   41

        Criminal................................................... 12                    8                    3                  4                   27

 

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                      1

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

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