Date:                August 7, 2006

To:                    Court of Appeals Judges, Director of State Courts, Staff Counsel, Clerk'sOffice Staff

From:                Cornelia G. Clark, Clerk

Re:                   COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - JULY,  2006

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through July 31, 2006

APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Carried Over from December 31                       714             442             363             482                       2001

Civil                                                                     297             257             223             293                       1070

Criminal                                                               417             185             140             189                         931

Cases Filed                                                             533             438             388             413                       1772

Civil                                                                     285             230             212             252                         978

Criminal                                                               249             208             176             161                         794

Cases Docketed                                                     1247             880             751             895                       3773

Civil                                                                     581             487             435             545                       2048

Criminal                                                               666             393             316             350                       1725

Cases Reopened                                                          8                8                6              11                           33

Civil0                                                                       5                4                5              11                           25

Criminal                                                                   3                4                1                0                            8

Cases Terminated *                                                  445             457             385             496                       1783

Opinion-Civil                                                         103             111               93             130                         437

Opinion-Criminal                                                     98               58               43               47                         246

Sub-Total                                                         201             169             136             177                         683

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      25               34               35               40                         134

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                76             107               77             115                         375

Sub-Total                                                         101             141             112             155                         509

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 73               75               77             104                         329

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           40               38               36               39                         153

Sub-Total                                                         113             113             113             143                         482

Other-Civil                                                              24               25               21               18                           88

Other-Criminal                                                          6                9                3                3                          21

Sub-Total                                                           30               34               24               21                         109

Correction for Error                                                        0                 0                  0                  0                             0

Civil                                                                            +1                 0                  0                 -1                             0

Criminal                                                                      -1                  0                  0                +1                             0

Cases Pending                                                         733             450             370             470                       2023

Civil                                                                     355             247             207             276                       1085

Criminal                                                               378             203             163             194                         938

 

*   Terminations are adjusted to reflect dispositions by panels assigned to cases filed in other districts and cover the "number of cases" terminated.


Cases Activity During Month of July, 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              96               52               45               54                         247

Civil                                                                       44               25               20               36                         125

Criminal                                                                 52               27               25               18                         122

Cases Terminated                                                    44               62               54               51                         211

Opinion - Civil                                                         12               11               17               13 1-1/4, 2-3/4            53

Opinion - Criminal                                                     8                5                7                4 1-1/4                   24

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      2                4                1                3                          10

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                2              19 1/1/2          7 1-1/3       12 8-1/4                   40

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 7              11                 7              13                           38

Memo Opinion – Criminal                                      10 3                12             5                  30

Other - Civil                                                              2                7                2                1                          12

Other - Criminal                                                        1                2                1                0                            4

Cases Reopened                                                        1                1                0                4                            6

Civil                                                                         1                1                0                4                            6

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

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Correction for Error                                                       0                 0                  0                 0                              0

Civil                                                                              0                 0                  0                -1                             -1

Criminal                                                                        0                 0                  0               +1                            +1

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                12               9                 6              17                           44

Civil                                                                         7                4                1                6                          18

Criminal                                                                   5                5                5              11                           26

Three-Judge  Appeals                                              70               33               33               29                         165

Civil                                                                       24               15               15               23                           77

Criminal                                                                 46               18               18                 6                          88

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Sup. Writs Filed                                                         8                0                1                4                          13

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               3                4                0                4                          11

Granted                                                                   1                0                0                0                            1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                          2                4                0                4                          10

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  22                 9                4              13                           48

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Leave to Appeal Filed                                               7              10                 6                5                          28

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     5                8                4                4                          21

Granted                                                                   1                1                1                1                            4

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                          4                7                3                3                          17

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        27                 7                8                6                          48


Additional Matters During Month of July, 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  119               72               73               85                         349

Extensions of Time                                                 70               46               50               43                         209

Unnumbered Cases                                                69               54               36               43                         202

Sua Sponte Matters                                                25               11               24               21                           81

Total Motions Filed                                                   283             183             183             192                         841

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  118               83               71               93                         365

Extensions of Time                                                 47               45               45               47                         184

Unnumbered Cases                                                63               52               39               42                         196

Sua Sponte Matters                                                20               12               24               26                           82

Total Motions Terminated                                          248             192             179             208                         827

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    92               46               39               61                         238

Extensions of Time                                                 33                 6              10                 7                          56

Unnumbered Cases                                                19                 3                5                9                          36

Sua Sponte Matters                                                17                 8                6                6                          37

Total Motions Pending                                              161               63               60               83                         367

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Opinions Circulating:                                                   33                13                 0                27                           73

Opinions Approved but not Released:                        4                15                13                 1                       33

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Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0                1                1                0                            2

Civil                                                                         0                1                1                0                            2

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

Petitions for Review Filed                                        20               16               11               29                           76

Civil                                                                       15                 9                6              14                           44

Criminal                                                                   5                7                5              15                           32


Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Explanation of Termination Categories

 

OPINIONS

Includes three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions.  All per curiam opinions are assigned to a supervising judge who has the responsibility for approval of the final draft of the opinion after circulation to the panel. 

SUMMARY DISPOSITIONS

Includes opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and record, and following a screening and decision conference(s).  All dispositions in this category are assigned to a supervising judge who is responsible for approval of the final draft of the opinion after circulation to the panel. 

MEMO OPINIONS

Includes opinions issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference(s).  Examples of memo opinions are:  jurisdictional terminations; petitions for writs denied or granted if the order terminates the action; petitions for leave to appeal that are denied; summary disposition of unscreened cases – usually upon a motion; motions to dismiss on the merits that are granted; transfers to circuit court; any other miscellaneous termination of an appeal in which judicial time is expended and a full explication of reasoning is set forth.

OTHER

Includes miscellaneous orders terminating cases that are issued by the Clerk’s Office.  Examples of miscellaneous orders are:  voluntary dismissals; stipulations to dismiss; failure of an appellant to submit filing fee information.

 

Please Note:   Case filings are counted according to the district of origin and tracked through the appellate process in the filing district.  Terminations, however, are counted in the district that issued the opinion.  For example, a case filed in District IV, but transferred to District III, will be counted as a pending case in District IV until the opinion is issued when adjustments will be made to reflect the termination by District III.  In this example, the District III termination will result in one less case pending in District IV.

Page 2 of the Monthly Statistical Report reflects how many cases terminated by a particular district are transfer cases.  Page 4 of the report reflects the current status of transfer cases.