Date:                August 3, 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 - JULY

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through July 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                                                               464             396            374             440                       1674

Civil                                                                       225             192            206             260                         883

Criminal                                                                 239             204            168             180                         791

Cases Docketed                                                      1166             849            750             916                       3681

Civil                                                                       534             447            419             554                       1954

Criminal                                                                 632             402            331             362                       1727

Cases Reopened                                                           7                7               5               11                           30

Civil                                                                          7                4               4                9                           24

Criminal                                                                    0                3               1                2                            6

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     436             397            422             413                       1668

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         122               88            100             105                         415

Opinion - Criminal                                                    98               38            54               56                         246

     Subtotal                                                           220             126            154             161                         661

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    26               61             27               32                         146

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               51               86              85               65                         287

     Subtotal                                                             77             147            112               97                         433

Memo Opinion - Civil                                                77               66             94               73                         310

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          44               35             38               54                         171

     Subtotal                                                           121             101            132             127                         481

Other - Civil                                                             13               12             21               20                           66

Other - Criminal                                                         5               11               3                8                           27

     Subtotal                                                             18               23             24               28                           93

Cases Pending                                                          737             459            333             514                       2043

Civil                                                                       303             224            181             333                       1041

Criminal                                                                 434             235            152             181                       1002

 

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


Case Activity During the Month of July 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              44             68                61             73                       246

Civil                                                                       25             28                30             45                       128

Criminal                                                                 19             40                31             28                       118

Cases Terminated                                                    75             48                60             47                       230

Opinion - Civil                                                         24             11   1 – IV/II    12  1 – IV/III  11   3 – III/IV             58

Opinion - Criminal                                                   15               2                  8                  10   1 – I/IV              35

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      3             11   2 – IV/II      1               3                         18

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                                8               5   1 – I/II      19             10   1 – III/IV             42

                                                                                                                                        1 – I/IV

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               17               8                11               5                         41

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           6               5                  3               7                         21

Other - Civil                                                              2               1                  5               0                           8

Other - Criminal                                                        0               5                  1               1                           7

Cases Reopened                                                        1               2                  1               1                           5

Civil                                                                         1               1                  1               1                           4

Criminal                                                                   0               1                  0               0                           1

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                  4               8                13             18                         43

Civil                                                                         4               4                  4             11                         23

Criminal                                                                   0               4                  9               7                         20

Three-Judge Appeals                                               34             55                40             50                       179

Civil                                                                       15             21                18             29                         83

Criminal                                                                 19             34                22             21                         96

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         7               1                  1               5                         14

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               5               2                  1               3                         11

Granted                                                                   1               0                  0               1                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4               2                  1               2                           9

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  22               5                  3             17                         47

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               0               4                  6               4                         14

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     2               5                  3               1                         11

Granted                                                                   0               2                  0               0                           2

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         2               3                  3               1                           9

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        20               5                  8               4                         37


Additional Matters During the Month of July 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                    90             91                58             96                       335

Extensions of Time                                                 87             60                47             43                       237

Unnumbered Cases                                                87             77                36             50                       250

Sua Sponte Matters                                                33             15                14             26                         88

Total Motions Filed                                                   297            243              155            215                       910

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                  114            103                49             85                       351

Extensions of Time                                                 82             59                51             54                       246

Unnumbered Cases                                                94             76                37             57                       264

Sua Sponte Matters                                                32             18                  9             22                         81

Total Motions Terminated                                          322            256              146            218                       942

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  103             43                31             78                       255

Extensions of Time                                                 11               4                  6             10                         31

Unnumbered Cases                                                  9               7                  4               7                         27

Sua Sponte Matters                                                  9               3                10             15                         37

Total Motions Pending                                               132             57                51            110                       350

Opinions Circulating:                                               51             15                  0             13                         79

Opinions Approved but not Released:                       1               9                  0               7                         17

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               2                  0               0                           2

Civil                                                                         0               2                  0               0                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               1                  0               1                           2

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               1                           2

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        14             19                  6             15                         54

Civil                                                                         8             10                  5               7                         30

Criminal                                                                   6               9                  1               8                         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.