WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

MAY 2010

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of May 2010 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2010.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 84 opinions, 62 summary dispositions, and 83 other written decisions in May.  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:

May 2010                                                            I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... ...... 62                  72                  41                54                  229

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 18                  14                  11                 9                    52

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 14                  11                    3                14                    32

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 4                    9                    5                  6                    24

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ........ 6                  17                    5                10                    38       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................          6                  10                  12                16                    44

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 12                    5                    2                  7                    26

        Other - Civil...................................... ........ 1                    5                    1                  1                      8

        Other - Criminal................................ ........ 1                    1                    2                  1                      5

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 441 opinions, 335 summary dispositions, and 448 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

Cases Terminated.................................... .... 358                331                228              307                1224

 

        Opinion - Civil.................................. ...... 70                  65                  53               54                  242

        Opinion - Criminal............................ ...... 78                  54                  31                36                  199

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil............................. ........ 7                  27                  19                30                    83

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal....................... ...... 66                  73                  33                80                  252       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil......................        48                  54                  55                67                  224

        Memo Opinion - Criminal............... ...... 47                  26                  22                22                  117

        Other - Civil...................................... ...... 21                  22                  12                14                    69

Other - Criminal................................ ...... 21                  10                    3                  4                    38

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 232 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

May 2010                                                            I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... ...... 61                  54                  45                72                  232

 

Civil.................................................... ...... 23                  28                  26                48                  125

Criminal............................................. ...... 38                  26                  19                24                  107

 

                So far this year, a total of 1274 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                        I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Filed............................................... .... 385                319                256              314                1274

 

Civil......................................................... 178                157                160              195                  690

Criminal................................................... 207                162                  96              119                  584

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2109 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                               I                   II                  III                IV              Total

 

Cases Pending......................................... .... 649                498                425              537                2109

 

Civil......................................................... 281                240                270              327                1118

Criminal................................................... 368                258                155              210                  991

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 20 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................................................ 8                    3                    3                  6                    20

 

Sup. Writs Terminated............................ ........ 4                    3                    3                  6                    16

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 4                    3                    3                  6                    16

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 29                  10                    1                18                    58

 

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 11 and disposed of 16 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..................... 2                    3                    2                  4                    11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated. ........ 3                    3                    5                  5                    16

        Granted....................................................... 1                    0                    1                  0                      2

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    3                    4                  5                    14

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending...... ........ 6                    3                    3                  5                    17

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 61 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, no petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and no 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...................... ...... 23                  10                  14                14                    61

        Civil........................................................... 11                    3                    9                  4                    27

        Criminal..................................................... 12                    7                    5                10                    34

 

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

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

        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