WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JANUARY 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of January 2011 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2011.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

The Court of Appeals issued 68 opinions, 63 summary dispositions, and 91 other written decisions in January. 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:

January 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 62 63 38 59 222

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 10 11 7 10 38

Opinion - Criminal................................... 10 9 4 7 30

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 1 2 1 6 10

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 17 21 7 8 53

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 11 10 12 17 50

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 8 2 3 2 15

Other - Civil................................................ 5 5 2 9 21

Other - Criminal......................................... 0 3 2 0 5

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 68 opinions, 63 summary dispositions, and 91 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated........................................... 62 63 38 59 222

 

Opinion - Civil......................................... 10 11 7 10 38

Opinion - Criminal................................... 10 9 4 7 30

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil....................................... 1 2 1 6 10

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.............................. 17 21 7 8 53

 

Memo Opinion - Civil...................... 11 10 12 17 50

Memo Opinion - Criminal......................... 8 2 3 2 15

Other - Civil................................................ 5 5 2 9 21

Other - Criminal......................................... 0 3 2 0 5

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 209 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

January 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 51 51 57 50 209

 

Civil........................................................... 22 27 39 32 120

Criminal..................................................... 29 24 18 18 89

 

So far this year, a total of 209 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed....................................................... 51 51 57 50 209

 

Civil........................................................... 22 27 39 32 120

Criminal..................................................... 29 24 18 18 89

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 2012 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending............................................... 618 468 440 486 2012

 

Civil......................................................... 276 223 248 301 1048

Criminal................................................... 342 245 192 185 964

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 9 and disposed of 8 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................................................ 3 1 1 4 8

 

Sup. Writs Terminated..................................... 2 1 2 3 8

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2 1 2 3 8

 

Sup. Writs Pending........................................ 29 6 2 6 43

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 10 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..................... 1 5 3 1 10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated.......... 3 2 6 5 16

Granted....................................................... 0 0 0 3 3

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3 2 6 2 13

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 9 5 2 3 19

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 76 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, no 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.............................. 26 20 16 14 76

Civil........................................................... 18 7 7 8 40

Criminal....................................................... 8 13 9 6 36

 

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

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

Criminal....................................................... 0 0 0 0 0

 

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

Civil............................................................. 1 0 0 1 2

Criminal....................................................... 0 0 0 0 0