WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

November 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of November 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 90 opinions, 54 summary dispositions, and 87 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 2013                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 59                 67                 44               61                 231

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 15                 14                 11               13                   53

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 12                    9                 12                  4                   37

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 1                    9                    1               10                   21

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 8                 10                    6                  9                   33 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        11                    9                 10               19                   49

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 2                    7                    3                  3                   15

        Other - Civil............................................... 7                    7                    1                  0                   15

        Other - Criminal........................................ 3                    2                    0                  3                      8

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 993 opinions, 796 summary dispositions, and 920 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 650               722               552             785               2709

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 145               123               152             160                 580

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 151               103                 90               69                 413

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 36               101                 22             108                 267

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 107               161                 85             176                 529       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................     114               107               124             164                 509

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 35                 58                 52               67                 212

        Other - Civil............................................. 41                 55                 22               35                 153

Other - Criminal..................................... 21                 14                    5                  6                   46

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 201 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

November 2013                                                I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 49                 45                 50               57                 201

 

Civil.......................................................... 25                 19                 25               32                 101

Criminal................................................... 24                 26                 25               25                 100

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 2514 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 686               616               543             669               2514

 

Civil........................................................ 320               309               285             380               1294

Criminal................................................ 366               307               258             289               1220

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1892 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 519               400               357             616               1892

 

Civil........................................................ 199               176               182             339                 896

Criminal................................................ 320               224               175             277                 996

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 25 and disposed of 15 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................................................. 5                    3                    5               12                   25

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 5                    5                    1                  4                   15

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5                    5                    1                  4                   15

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 16                    7                    7               18                   48

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 8 and disposed of 11 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                    3                    4                  1                      8

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     1                    5                  4  1                            11

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 1                    5                    4                  1                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 3                    5                    4                  4                   16

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 70 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 0 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............................. 25                 12                 10               23                   70

        Civil.......................................................... 12                    2                    8                  9                   31

        Criminal................................................... 13                 10                    2               14                   39

 

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                      0

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

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