Date:                October 2, 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 - SEPTEMBER

Cumulative:  January 1, 2007 through September 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                                                               602             519            475             578                       2174

Civil                                                                       280             252            261             346                       1139

Criminal                                                                 322             267            214             232                       1035

Cases Docketed                                                      1304             972            851           1054                       4181

Civil                                                                       589             507            474             640                       2210

Criminal                                                                 715             465            377             414                       1971

Cases Reopened                                                           8                9               5               14                           36

Civil                                                                          8                5               4               12                           29

Criminal                                                                    0                4               1                2                            7

 

Cases Terminated*                                                     593             525            513             563                       2194

 

Opinion - Civil                                                         173             115            114             140                         542

Opinion - Criminal                                                   126               56            61               81                         324

     Subtotal                                                           299             171            175             221                         866

Sum. Disp. – Civil                                                    30               76             35               44                         185

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                               78             116            100               85                         379

     Subtotal                                                           108             192            135             129                         564

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               111               85            121             103                         420

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                          54               43             50               62                         209

     Subtotal                                                           165             128            171             165                         629

Other - Civil                                                             15               18             27               39                           99

Other - Criminal                                                         6               16               5                9                           36

     Subtotal                                                             21               34             32               48                         135

Cases Pending                                                          719             456            343             505                       2023

Civil                                                                       268             215            181             326                         993

Criminal                                                                 451             238            162             179                       1030

 

*   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 September 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Cases Filed                                                              68             63                41             60                       232

Civil                                                                       29             38                27             40                       134

Criminal                                                                 39             25                24             20                         98

Cases Terminated                                                    81             72                52             61                       266

Opinion - Civil                                                         29             10                10             13   1 – II/IV             62

Opinion - Criminal                                                   15             12                  6                    8   3 – I/IV              41

                                                                                                                     

Sum. Disp. - Civil                                                      3               6                  6               6   1 – I/IV              21

Sum. Disp. - Criminal                                              12  1 – IV/I    22 2 – I/II          7               9   2 – I/IV              50

 

Memo Opinion - Civil                                               15              14                10             16                         55

Memo Opinion - Criminal                                           5               1 1 – I/II          7               7   1 – III/IV             20

Other - Civil                                                              1               5                  5               2                         13

Other - Criminal                                                        1               2                  1               0                           4

Cases Reopened                                                        1               0                  0               3                           4

Civil                                                                         1               0                  0               3                           4

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

 

 

Notices of Appeal Filed:                                             I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

One-Judge  Appeals                                                 12             21                  6             18                         57

Civil                                                                         9             16                  5             10                         40

Criminal                                                                   3               5                  1               8                         17

Three-Judge Appeals                                               51             39                29             32                       151

Civil                                                                       16             20                16             20                         72

Criminal                                                                 35             19                13             12                         79

 

Sup. Writs Filed                                                         4               3                  3               3                         13

Sup. Writs Terminated                                               6               3                  3               3                         15

Granted                                                                   2               1                  0               0                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         4               2                  3               3                         12

Sup. Writs Pending                                                  17               6                  4             14                         41

 

 


Leave to Appeal Filed                                               1               3                  3               8                         15

Leave to Appeal Terminated                                     1               5                  7               7                         20

Granted                                                                   1               1                  1               0                           3

Denied, Dismissed, Other                                         0               4                  8               7                         17

Leave to Appeal Pending                                        20               3                  5             12                         40


Additional Matters During the Month of September 2007

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APPELLATE DISTRICT                                               I                II               III               IV                   TOTAL

Motions Filed

Numbered Cases                                                  108             73                57            113                       351

Extensions of Time                                                 70             56                29             49                       204

Unnumbered Cases                                                74             57                35             45                       211

Sua Sponte Matters                                                38             16                17             26                         97

Total Motions Filed                                                   290            202              138            233                       863

Motions Terminated

Numbered Cases                                                    89             73                59            129                       350

Extensions of Time                                                 82             58                30             58                       228

Unnumbered Cases                                                85             60                39             58                       242

Sua Sponte Matters                                                31             18                15             23                         87

Total Motions Terminated                                          287            209              143            268                       907

Motions Pending

Numbered Cases                                                  123             43                31             67                       264

Extensions of Time                                                 12               4                  5               8                         29

Unnumbered Cases                                                35               4                  3               8                         50

Sua Sponte Matters                                                22               5                  8             14                         49

Total Motions Pending                                               192             56                47             97                       392

Opinions Circulating:                                               34             10                  2             12                         58

Opinions Approved but not Released:                      11             14                  5               1                         31

Petitions for Bypass Filed                                          0               1                  0               0                           1

Civil                                                                         0               1                  0               0                           1

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Certifications Filed                                                     0               0                  0               0                           0

Civil                                                                         0               0                  0               0                           0

Criminal                                                                   0               0                  0               0                           0

Petitions for Review Filed                                        25             14                  3             21                         63

Civil                                                                       16             10                  2               8                         36

Criminal                                                                   9               4                  1             13                         27

 

 



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.