Date:                May 7, 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 - MARCH

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through March 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                                                               199             159            149             191                         698

Civil                                                                       101               90             79             106                         376

Criminal                                                                  98               69             70               85                         322

Cases Docketed                                                        901             612            525             667                       2705

Civil                                                                       410             345            292             400                       1447

Criminal                                                                 491             267            233             267                       1258

Cases Reopened                                                           2                1               0                5                            8

Civil                                                                          2                1               0                3                            6

Criminal                                                                    0                0               0                2                            2

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     181             168            208             196                         753

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          44               48             42               50                         184

Opinion - Criminal                                                    46               10            29               24                         109

     Subtotal                                                             90               58             71               74                         293

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    18               17             16               12                           63

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               25               48              44               34                         151

     Subtotal                                                             43               65             60               46                         214

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                25               28             48               36                         137

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          15               15             21               25                           76

     Subtotal                                                             40               43             69               61                         213

Other - Civil                                                               3                1               6               10                           20

Other - Criminal                                                         5                1               2                5                           13

     Subtotal                                                               8                2               8               15                           33

Cases Pending                                                          722             445            317             476                       1960

Civil                                                                       322             252            180             295                       1049

Criminal                                                                 400             193            137             181                         911

 

*   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 March 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              62             62                57             58                       239

Civil                                                                       29             32                33             40                       134

Criminal                                                                 33             30                24             18                       105

Cases Terminated                                                    67             56                74             99                       296

Opinion - Civil                                                         22             21                19            28   1 – I/IV              90

Opinion - Criminal                                                   15               3                15             18   3 – I/IV              51

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      2               3                  7               4                         16

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                8             15               15             15   4 – I/IV              53

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                 8             11                10             13                         42

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           9               2                  5             12   1 – I/IV              28

Other - Civil                                                              2               0                  2               5                           9

Other - Criminal                                                        1               1                  1               4                           7

Cases Reopened                                                        0               1                  0               3                           4

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               1                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               2                           2

 

 

 


Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I               II                III              IV                  TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                 15             17                11               8                         51

Civil                                                                       13             12                  6               5                         36

Criminal                                                                   2               5                  5               3                         15

Three-Judge Appeals                                               45             43                39             42                       169

Civil                                                                       14             17                20             28                         79

Criminal                                                                 31             26                19             14                         90

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         1               1                  2               5                           9

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               1               3                  2               4                         10

Granted                                                                   0               1                  0               1                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         1               2                  2               3                           8

Sup. Writs Pending                                                    18               5                  3             12                         38

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               1               4                  6               4                         15

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     3               2                  1               2                           8

Granted                                                                   2               1                  0               0                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         1               1                  1               2                           5

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        22               6                11               6                         45


Additional Matters During the Month of March 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  127             97                52            120                       396

Extensions of Time                                                 57             41                42             63                       203

Unnumbered Cases                                                72             67                48             66                       253

Sua Sponte Matters                                                35             24                34             44                       137

Total Motions Filed                                                   291            229              176            293                       989

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  114            104                49            117                       384

Extensions of Time                                                 45             41                44             57                       187

Unnumbered Cases                                                76             72                46             50                       244

Sua Sponte Matters                                                35             19                33             27                       114

Total Motions Terminated                                          270            236              172            251                       929

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  109             57                22             79                       267

Extensions of Time                                                 18               4                  1             12                         35

Unnumbered Cases                                                11               4                  6             19                         40

Sua Sponte Matters                                                10               8                  4             27                         49

Total Motions Pending                                               148             73                33            137                       391

Opinions Circulating:                                               20             11                  1               5                         37

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       9               6                  1               2                         18

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          2               0                  0               4                           6

Civil                                                                         2               0                  0               4                           6

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               0                  0               1                           1

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               1                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        23             12                23             21                         79

Civil                                                                       11               4                16               9                         40

Criminal                                                                 12               8                  7             12                         39

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.