Date:                May 1, 2007

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

From:                David R. Schanker, Clerk

Re:                   COURT OF APPEALS MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT - JANUARY

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through January 31, 2007

APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Carried Over from December 31                       702             453             376             476                       2007

Civil                                                                     309             255             213             294                       1071

Criminal                                                               393             198             163             182                         936

 

Cases Filed                                                               64               54               58               70                         246

Civil                                                                       32               33               35               33                         133

Criminal                                                                 32               21               23               37                         113

Cases Docketed                                                        766            507             434              546                     2253

Civil                                                                     341             288             248             327                       1204

Criminal                                                               425             219             186             219                       1049

Cases Reopened                                                          0                0                0                2                            2

Civil                                                                         0                0                0                2                            2

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     49               54               77               47                         227

Opinion - Civil                                                           8              15                 8              14                           45

Opinion - Criminal                                                   11                 2                9               5                          27

     Subtotal                                                            19                 17             17               19                           72

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      4                 9                4                6                          23

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              13               16               21                 7                          57

     Subtotal                                                            17                25             25               13                           80

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 9                 7              28                 9                          53

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           1                4               6                2                           13

     Subtotal                                                            10                11             34               11                           66

Other - Civil                                                              1                1                1                3                            6

Other - Criminal                                                        2                0                0                1                            3

     Subtotal                                                              3                1                1                4                            9

Cases Pending                                                         717             453             357             501                       2028

Civil                                                                     319             256             207             297                       1079

Criminal                                                               398             197             150             204                         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 January 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              64               54               58               70                         246

Civil                                                                       32               33               35               33                         133

Criminal                                                                 32               21               23               37                         113

Cases Terminated                                                    49               54               77               47                         227

Opinion - Civil                                                           8              15                 8              14                           45

Opinion - Criminal                                                   11                 2                9                5 1 – I/IV                 27

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      4                 9                4                6                          23

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              13               16               21                 7 2 – I/IV                 57

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 9                 7              28                 9                          53

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           1                4                6                2                           13

Other - Civil                                                              1                1                1                3 2 - I/IV                   6

Other - Criminal                                                        2                0                0                1                            3

Cases Reopened                                                        0                0                0                2                            2

Civil                                                                         0                0                0                2                            2

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

 

 

 


Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                      6             8                9              11                           34

Civil                                                                              5           6                7                  7                         25

Criminal                                                                   1                2                2                4                            9

Three-Judge Appeals                                               53               40               44               49                         186

Civil                                                                       24               21               24               20                           89

Criminal                                                                 29               19               20               29                           97

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         3                4                1                2                          10

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               4                2                5                3                          14

Granted                                                                   0                0                0                1                            1

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4                2                5                2                          13

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  15                 9                2              10                           36

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               3                3                3                7                          16

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     1                3                7                6                          17

Granted                                                                   1                0                0                1                            2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         0                3                7                5                          15

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        20                 4                6               10                          40


Additional Matters During the Month of January 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  106             119              61              117                        403

Extensions of Time                                                 71               48               44               53                         216

Unnumbered Cases                                                93              53               35               41                         222

Sua Sponte Matters                                                28               14               39               16                             97

Total Motions Filed                                                   298             234             179             227                           938

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    99              90                69               96                       354

Extensions of Time                                                 60               57               49               52                         218

Unnumbered Cases                                                80              58               31               36                         205

Sua Sponte Matters                                                18               13               37               15                            83

Total Motions Terminated                                          257             218             186             199                          860

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  102               67                24               92                       285

Extensions of Time                                                 19                 2                2              13                         36

Unnumbered Cases                                                32              11                 3              11                         57

Sua Sponte Matters                                                23                 3                9                9                            44

Total Motions Pending                                              176               83               38               125                        422

Opinions Circulating:                                                 33               15                 3                  7                           58

Opinions Approved but not Released:                         3                 2                 3                  0                             8

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0                0                0                0                            0

Civil                                                                         0                0                0                0                            0

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Certifications Filed                                                     0                1                0                0                            1

Civil                                                                         0                1                0                0                            1

Criminal                                                                   0                0                0                0                            0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        25               21               11               27                           84

Civil                                                                            15           9                4              18                           46

Criminal                                                                      10         12                7                9                          38

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.