Date:                November 17, 2006 (rev. 1/17/07)

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 – OCTOBER 2006

Cumulative:  January 1, 2006 through October 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                                                             771             628             581             613                       2593

Civil                                                                     399             342             307             369                       1417

Criminal                                                               372             286             274             244                       1176

Cases Docketed                                                     1485           1070             944            1095                      4594

Civil                                                                     696             599             530             662                       2487

Criminal                                                               789             471             414             433                       2107

Cases Reopened                                                         9                9                7              12                           37

Civil                                                                         6                5                6              12                           29

Criminal                                                                   3                4                1                0                            8

Cases Terminated *                                                  675             648             567             737                       2627

Opinion-Civil                                                         176             153             133             196                         658

Opinion-Criminal                                                   123               83               73               90                         369

Sub-Total                                                         299             236             206             286                         1027

Sum. Disp.-Civil                                                      33                54               50             62                         199

Sum. Disp.-Criminal                                                 102          144             123             162                         531

Sub-Total                                                         135             198             173             224                         730

Memo Opinion-Civil                                                 128              112              101        139                         480

Memo Opinion-Criminal                                           64               53               57               56                         230

Sub-Total                                                         192             165             158             195                         710

Other-Civil                                                              41               37               26               28                           132

Other-Criminal                                                          8              12                 4                4                          28

Sub-Total                                                           49               49               30               32                         160

Correction for Error                                                        0                +9               -3                +8                          +14

Civil                                                                        +2              +11               -3              +12                          +22

Criminal                                                                   -2                -2                 0                 -4                             -8

Cases Pending                                                         704             464             373             477                       2018

Civil                                                                     316             260             212             281                       1069

Criminal                                                               388             204             161             196                         949

 

*   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 the Month of October 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              96               70               58               70                         294

Civil                                                                       44               42               26               42                         154

Criminal                                                                 52               28               32               28                         140

Cases Terminated                                                    75               67               69               89                         300

Opinion - Civil                                                         26               10               23               23 1 – I/IV                  82

Opinion - Criminal                                                     5                8 1 – I/II       14               16 2 – I/IV , 4 – III/IV      43

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      3                10               7                8                          28

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                9              10 1 – I/II       16               18 4 – I/IV                  53

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               15                16               3              12                           46

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           7                6                4                5 1 – I/IV                 22

Other - Civil                                                              9                7                2                6                          24

Other - Criminal                                                        1                0                0                1                            2

Cases Reopened                                                        0                1                0                1                            2

Civil                                                                         0                1                0                1                            2

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Correction for Error                                                   +2             +1                0                +2                            +5

Civil                                                                        +2                +1                -2               +4                            +5

Criminal                                                                    0                  0               +2                -2                              0

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                    20           10               12               15                           57

Civil                                                                            14           6                7                11                         38

Criminal                                                                   6                4                5                4                          19

Three-Judge  Appeals                                              71               52               39               43                         205

Civil                                                                       26               32               13               25                           96

Criminal                                                                 45               20               26               18                         109

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         2                3                3                2                          10

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               4                3                0                3                          10

Granted                                                                   0                1                0                1                            2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4                2                0                2                            8

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  14                 8                7              13                           42

Leave to Appeal Filed                                               4                6                4                12                         26

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     3                4                2                4                          13

Granted                                                                   1                0                1                0                            2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2                4                1                4                          11

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        20                 6                6                14                         46


Additional Matters During the Month of October 2006

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  118               87               74              150                        429

Extensions of Time                                                 80               51               34               63                         228

Unnumbered Cases                                              116               45               36               54                         251

Sua Sponte Matters                                                27               16               48               32                           123

Total Motions Filed                                                   341             199             192             299                         1031

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  119               84              100             129                       432

Extensions of Time                                                 82               46               33               62                         223

Unnumbered Cases                                              135               45               34               55                         269

Sua Sponte Matters                                                23               16               51               26                           116

Total Motions Terminated                                          359             191             218             272                         1040

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                    77               37               43               85                         242

Extensions of Time                                                    12                10            6              10                           38

Unnumbered Cases                                                11                 8                5                11                         35

Sua Sponte Matters                                                16                 3                16               8                          43

Total Motions Pending                                              116               58               70              114                        358

Opinions Circulating:                                                 25               18                 1                  3                           47

Opinions Approved but not Released:                         0                17                1                  2                            20

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          3                0                1                0                            4

Civil                                                                         2                0                1                0                            3

Criminal                                                                   1                0                0                0                            1

Certifications Filed                                                     0                1                0                1                            2

Civil                                                                         0                1                0                0                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                1                            1

Petitions for Review Filed                                        19               15                 7              22                           63

Civil                                                                            14           6                5              10                           35

Criminal                                                                   5                9                2                12                         28


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 3 of the report reflects the current status of transfer cases.