WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

JULY 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of July 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 73 opinions, 62 summary dispositions, and 81 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 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 47 49 43 77 216

 

Opinion - Civil........................................... 6 5 11 23 45

Opinion - Criminal................................... 9 7 6 6 28

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 5 8 6 5 24

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 12 15 0 11 38

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 8 8 13 18 47

Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 4 6 3 7 20

Other - Civil............................................... 2 0 4 6 12

Other - Criminal........................................ 1 0 0 1 2

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 657 opinions, 468 summary dispositions, and 599 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 468 441 351 464 1724

 

Opinion - Civil........................................ 91 100 101 100 392

Opinion - Criminal................................. 99 69 52 45 265

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 14 44 21 58 137

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 104 103 35 89 331

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 80 66 89 104 339

Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 44 31 35 32 142

Other - Civil............................................. 24 19 16 31 90

Other - Criminal..................................... 12 9 2 5 28

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 231 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

July 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 69 53 49 60 231

 

Civil.......................................................... 34 22 29 35 120

Criminal................................................... 35 31 20 25 111

 

So far this year, a total of 1666 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 465 400 345 456 1666

 

Civil........................................................ 224 219 214 276 933

Criminal................................................ 241 181 131 180 733

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 1998 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 604 459 372 563 1998

 

Civil........................................................ 268 236 207 337 1048

Criminal................................................ 336 223 165 226 950

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 26 and disposed of 13 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.............................................. 10 6 5 5 26

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 2 2 3 6 13

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2 2 3 5 12

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 30 10 5 10 55

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 13 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..................... 3 5 2 3 13

 

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

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 5 3 3 5 16

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 7 4 3 4 18

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 66 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, no petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and two 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............................. 21 20 8 17 66

Civil............................................................ 6 8 8 10 32

Criminal................................................... 15 12 0 7 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 2 2

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

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