WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

OCTOBER 2012

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of October 2012 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2012.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 102 opinions, 99 summary dispositions, and 78 other written decisions in October.  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:

October 2012                                                     I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 73                 82                 50               74                 279

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 15                 16                 20                  9                   60

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 16                    9                 10                  7                   42

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 3                 10                    1               14                   28

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 20                  26                   5               20                   71 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................          8                  7                  11               11                   37

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 3                    8                    3                  5                   19

        Other - Civil............................................... 6                    3                    0                  6                   15

        Other - Criminal........................................ 2                    3                    0                  2                      7

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 909 opinions, 577 summary dispositions, and 832 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 564               607               487             660               2318

 

        Opinion - Civil...................................... 133               105               136             157                 531

        Opinion - Criminal............................... 126               106                 76               70                 378

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 18                 61                 26               92                 197

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal.......................... 108               131                 57               84                 380       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        97               114               119             152                 482

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 39                 43                 50               63                 195

        Other - Civil............................................. 35                 36                 19               36                 126

Other - Criminal........................................ 8                 11                    4                  6                   29

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 252 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

October 2012                                                     I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 70                 53                 65               64                 252

 

Civil.......................................................... 33                 30                 47               45                 155

Criminal................................................... 37                 23                 18               19                   97

 

                So far this year, a total of 2268 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 613               565               482             608               2268

 

Civil........................................................ 290               308               285             392               1275

Criminal................................................ 323               257               197             216                 993

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 2006 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 557               470               376             603               2006

 

Civil........................................................ 234               237               211             351               1033

Criminal................................................ 323               233               165             252                 973

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 15 and disposed of 10 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................................................. 9                    1                    1                  4                   15

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 3                    1                    1                  5                   10

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    1                    1                  4                      8

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 21                    4                    3               11                   39

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 12 and disposed of 13 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                    4                    3                  5                   12

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     2                    3                  4  4                            13

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    2                    4                  4                   12

 

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

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 56 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 1 petition 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............................. 16                 10                 11               19                   56

        Civil............................................................ 5                    4                    6                  9                   24

        Criminal................................................... 11                    6                    5               10                   32

 

Petitions for Bypass Filed............................... 1                    0                    0                  0                      1

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

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

 

Certifications Filed........................................... 0                    0                    0                  0                      0

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

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