WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

NOVEMBER 2011

 

 

This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of November 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 102 opinions, 68 summary dispositions, and 46 other written decisions in November. 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:

November 2011 I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 70 63 56 47 236

 

Opinion - Civil........................................ 13 19 11 11 54

Opinion - Criminal................................. 23 6 12 7 48

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 2 7 2 10 21

Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 19 17 8 3 47

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 5 4 8 11 28

Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 1 6 6 3 16

Other - Civil............................................... 5 3 3 2 13

Other - Criminal........................................ 2 1 6 0 9

So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 1050 opinions, 708 summary dispositions, and 970 other written decisions.

Year to Date I II III IV Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 752 665 572 739 2728

 

Opinion - Civil.................................. ... 151 147 145 170 613

Opinion - Criminal............................... 166 102 96 73 437

 

Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 26 70 34 91 221

Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 153 145 73 116 487

 

Memo Opinion - Civil..................... 125 101 135 174 535

Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 70 51 54 66 241

Other - Civil............................................. 42 37 26 42 147

Other - Criminal..................................... 19 12 9 7 47

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

A total of 213 appeals were filed during the month. An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

November 2011 I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 52 45 53 63 213

 

Civil.......................................................... 22 28 35 43 128

Criminal................................................... 30 17 18 20 85

 

So far this year, a total of 2631 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date I II III IV Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 717 626 574 714 2631

 

Civil........................................................ 356 323 353 447 1479

Criminal................................................ 361 303 221 267 1152

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

As of the end of the month, a total of 1980 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

I II III IV Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 545 476 395 564 1980

 

Civil........................................................ 245 222 237 340 1044

Criminal................................................ 300 254 158 224 936

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

The Court of Appeals received 14 and disposed of 9 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 0 2 8 14

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 3 4 1 1 9

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3 4 1 1 9

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 23 7 2 16 48

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

The Court of Appeals received 10 and disposed of 9 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 3 3 3 10

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated........... 3 4 1 1 9

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

Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 3 4 1 1 9

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 6 2 2 6 16

 

 

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

 

The Supreme Court received 73 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 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............................. 25 18 8 22 73

Civil.......................................................... 10 5 5 13 33

Criminal................................................... 15 13 3 9 40

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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