Date:                July 9, 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 - JUNE

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through June 30, 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                                                               420             328            313             367                       1428

Civil                                                                       200             164            176             215                         755

Criminal                                                                 220             164            137             152                         673

Cases Docketed                                                      1122             781            689             843                       3435

Civil                                                                       509             419            389             509                       1826

Criminal                                                                 613             362            300             334                       1609

Cases Reopened                                                           6                5               4               10                           25

Civil                                                                          6                3               3                8                           20

Criminal                                                                    0                2               1                2                            5

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     361             349            362             366                       1438

 

Opinion - Civil                                                          98               77             88               94                         357

Opinion - Criminal                                                    83               36            46               46                         211

     Subtotal                                                           181             113            134             140                         568

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    23               50             26               29                         128

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               43               81              66               55                         245

     Subtotal                                                             66             131             92               84                         373

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                60               58             83               68                         269

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          38               30             35               47                         150

     Subtotal                                                             98               88            118             115                         419

Other - Civil                                                             11               11             16               20                           58

Other - Criminal                                                         5                6               2                7                           20

     Subtotal                                                             16               17             18               27                           78

Cases Pending                                                          767             437            331             487                       2022

Civil                                                                       323             226            179             306                       1034

Criminal                                                                 444             211            152             181                         988

 

*   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 June 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              73             61                60             58                       251

Civil                                                                       26             34                33             39                       132

Criminal                                                                 47             27                27             19                       120

Cases Terminated                                                    43             65                40             49                       197

Opinion - Civil                                                         14             10                12            15   1 – I/IV              51

Opinion - Criminal                                                     7               9                  2  1 – IV/II      7   3 – I/IV              25

                                                                                                                                        1 – II/IV

                                                                                                                                                                                     1 – III/IV

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      1             16                  2               9                         25

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                4               7                  5               9                         25

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               13             13                10               5                         41

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           3               7                  5               7                         22

Other - Civil                                                              1               0                  4               0                           5

Other - Criminal                                                        0               3                  0               0                           3

Cases Reopened                                                        2               2                  2               1                           7

Civil                                                                         2               0                  2               1                           5

Criminal                                                                   0               2                  0               0                           2

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  5             15                  8               7                         35

Civil                                                                         3             11                  5               3                         22

Criminal                                                                   2               4                  3               4                         13

Three-Judge Appeals                                               61             36                45             42                       184

Civil                                                                       17             14                24             29                         84

Criminal                                                                 44             22                21             13                       100

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         4               4                  3               7                         18

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               6               6                  5               3                         18

Granted                                                                   0               2                  0               1                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4               4                  5               2                         15

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  22               5                  3             15                         45

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               3               5                  3               3                         14

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     3               7                  3               8                         21

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               3                           4

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               7                  3               5                         17

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        22               6                  5               2                         35


Additional Matters During the Month of June 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  140             84                66             78                       368

Extensions of Time                                                 79             47                30             39                       195

Unnumbered Cases                                                98             58                40             47                       243

Sua Sponte Matters                                                27               9                17             21                         74

Total Motions Filed                                                   344            198              155            185                       880

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  131             75                58             80                       344

Extensions of Time                                                 87             49                25             34                       195

Unnumbered Cases                                               122             58                40             50                       270

Sua Sponte Matters                                                32               6                19             24                         81

Total Motions Terminated                                          372            188              142            188                       890

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  125             52                25             63                       265

Extensions of Time                                                   6               3                  8             18                         35

Unnumbered Cases                                                14               7                  4             11                         36

Sua Sponte Matters                                                  9               6                  5             12                         32

Total Motions Pending                                               154             68                42            104                       368

Opinions Circulating:                                               34             11                  2             14                         61

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       0               3                  0             10                         13

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               0                  1               1                           2

Civil                                                                         0               0                  1               1                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               1                  0               2                           3

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               2                           3

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        25             13                15             15                         68

Civil                                                                       17               8                10             10                         44

Criminal                                                                   8               5                  5               5                         24

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.