WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JULY 2009

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of July 2009 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2009.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 102 opinions, 81 summary dispositions, and 91 other written decisions in July.  Opinions include three-judge and one-judge authored opinions and per curiam opinions.  Summary dispositions include opinions issued in the form of a court order after the court has reviewed the briefs and the record and, generally, following a screening and decision conference.  Other written decisions include memorandum opinions, which are issued in the form of a court order prior to a screening and decision conference, and miscellaneous orders terminating cases (e.g., voluntary dismissals and stipulations to dismiss).  The breakdown by district and type of disposition is as follows:

July 2009                                                             I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... ...... 52                  72                  44              106                  274

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 10                  10                    7               15                    42

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 12                  22                    7                19                    60

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 5                    9                    5                  9                    28

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ........ 2                    9                    9                33                    53       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        12                  10                    8                22                    52

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ........ 8                    7                    6                  2                    23

        Other - Civil...................................... ........ 2                    4                    1                  5                    12

        Other - Criminal................................ ........ 1                    1                    1                  1                      4


 

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 637 opinions, 501 summary dispositions, and 669 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... .... 475                476                361              495                1807

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 90                  92                  73             107                  362

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 81                  83                  40                71                  275

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ...... 29                  36                  25                34                  124

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 96                108                  75                98                  377       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................      100                  78                  83              125                  386

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 47                  43                  42                31                  163

        Other - Civil...................................... ...... 19                  24                  20                21                    84

Other - Criminal................................ ...... 13                  12                    3                  8                    36

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 316 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

July 2009                                                             I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ...... 86                  79                  75                76                  316

 

Civil.................................................... ...... 37                  45                  47                48                  177

Criminal............................................. ...... 49                  34                  28                28                  139

 

So far this year, a total of 1895 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... .... 586                438                436              435                1895

 

Civil......................................................... 258                225                256              280                1019

Criminal................................................... 328                213                180              155                  876

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2098 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending......................................... .... 687                497                401              513                2098

 

Civil.................................................... .... 271                247                242              297                1057

Criminal............................................. .... 416                250                159              216                1041

 


Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 19 and disposed of 16 petitions for supervisory writ during the month.  A petition for supervisory writ asks the Court of Appeals to order the circuit court to take a certain action in a case.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Sup. Writs Filed....................................... ........ 4                    4                    5                  6                    19

 

Sup. Writs Terminated............................ ........ 4                    2                    3                  7                    16

        Granted.............................................. ........ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Denied, Dismissed, Other............... ........ 4                    2                    3                  7                    16

 

Sup. Writs Pending................................. ...... 28                    7                    4                11                    50

 

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 21 and disposed of 17 petitions for leave to appeal during the month.  A petition for leave to appeal asks the Court of Appeals to invoke its discretionary jurisdiction and accept the appeal of a case in which a final order has not been issued.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Filed............ ........ 0                  10                    5                  6                    21

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated. ........ 1                  11                    1                  4                    17

        Granted.............................................. ........ 0                    0                    0                  2                      2       

        Denied, Dismissed, Other............... ........ 1                  11                    1                  2                    15

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending...... ...... 14                    3                    4                  5                    26

 

 

Petitions for Review, Petitions for Bypass, and Certifications to the Supreme Court

 

            The Supreme Court received 69 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 2 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 2 requests for certification.  In a petition for bypass, a party requests that the Supreme Court take jurisdiction of an appeal or other proceeding pending in the Court of Appeals.  In a request for certification, the Court of Appeals asks the Supreme Court to exercise its appellate jurisdiction before the Court of Appeals hears the matter.  

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Petitions for Review Filed...................... ...... 20                  21                  14                14                    69

        Civil.................................................... ...... 12                  91                    7                  7                    35

        Criminal............................................. ........ 8                  12                    7                  7                    34

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed...................... ........ 0                    2                    0                  0                      2

        Civil.................................................... ........ 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

        Criminal............................................. ........ 0                    1                    0                  0                      1

 

Certifications Filed.................................. ........ 0                    1                    0                  1                      2

        Civil.................................................... ........ 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

        Criminal............................................. ........ 0                    1                    0                  1                      2