WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

July 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of July 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 84 opinions, 49 summary dispositions, and 92 other written decisions in July.  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:

July 2013                                                            I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 72                 65                 36               52                 225

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 17                 14                    5                  9                   45

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 22                    8                    5                  4                   39

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3                    9                    1                  3                   16

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 5                 15                    7                  6                   33 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        12                 14                 12               18                   56

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 6                    2                    4                  7                   19

        Other - Civil............................................... 7                    3                    2                  5                   17

        Other - Criminal........................................ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 645 opinions, 506 summary dispositions, and 591 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 416               476               361             489               1742

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 89                 84               109               93                 375

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 96                 69                 54               51                 270

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 21                 71                 14               75                 181

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 67               109                 49             100                 325       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        77                 65                 87             101                 330

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 28                 33                 30               43                 134

        Other - Civil............................................. 22                 39                 15               25                 101

Other - Criminal..................................... 16                    6                    3                  1                   26

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 215 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

July 2013                                                            I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 58                 45                 50               62                 215

 

Civil.......................................................... 29                 21                 24               35                 109

Criminal................................................... 29                 24                 26               27                 106

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 1615 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 441               400               335             439               1615

 

Civil........................................................ 198               207               182             251                 838

Criminal................................................ 243               193               153             188                 777

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1938 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 532               430               342             634               1938

 

Civil........................................................ 213               204               170             362                 949

Criminal................................................ 319               226               172             272                 989

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 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................................................. 2                    1                    4                  4                   11

 

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

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4                    2                    3                  4                   13

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 14                    8                    6                  7                   35

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 7 and disposed of 10 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                    1                  1                      7

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     1                    3                  4  2                            10

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

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

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    4                    1                  5                   14

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 79 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 5 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 2 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............................. 22                 22                 16               19                   79

        Civil.......................................................... 11                 10                    8               12                   41

        Criminal................................................... 11                 12                    8                  7                   38

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 3                    0                    1                  1                      5

        Civil............................................................ 2                    0                    1                  1                      5

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

 

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

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

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