WISCONSIN COURT OF APPEALS

MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT

 

 

April 2013

 

 

            This statistical report presents information about the case filings and dispositions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals during the month of April 2013 and to date for the year that began on January 1, 2013.

 

 

Opinions and Orders Issued by the Court

 

            The Court of Appeals issued 95 opinions, 90 summary dispositions, and 82 other written decisions in April.  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:

April 2013                                                          I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated.......................................... 68                 63                 51               85                 267

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 11                 11                 18               11                   51

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 17                    9                    8               10                   44

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil...................................... 6                 10                    4               24                   44

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 11                    9                    6               20                   46 

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        15                    6                    8                  8                   37

        Memo Opinion - Criminal...................... 5                    6                    5                  8                   24

        Other - Civil............................................... 1                 10                    2                  4                   17

        Other - Criminal........................................ 2                    2                    0                  0                      4

                So far this year, the Court of Appeals has issued 372 opinions, 314 summary dispositions, and 341 other written decisions.

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

Cases Terminated....................................... 209               283               226             309               1027

 

        Opinion - Civil........................................ 38                 49                 66               52                 205

        Opinion - Criminal................................. 51                 42                 34               40                 167

 

        Sum. Disp. - Civil................................... 15                 36                 10               58                 119

        Sum. Disp. - Criminal............................ 33                 63                 31               68                 195       

 

        Memo Opinion - Civil.....................        41                 34                 55               52                 182

        Memo Opinion - Criminal.................... 13                 23                 17               21                   74

        Other - Civil............................................... 7                 32                 11               17                   67

Other - Criminal..................................... 11                    4                    2                  1                   18

 

 

Appeals Filed

 

            A total of 262 appeals were filed during the month.  An appeal asks the Court of Appeals to review the decision of the circuit court.

 

April 2013                                                          I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed...................................................... 66                 74                 32               90                 262

 

Civil.......................................................... 28                 33                 18               63                 142

Criminal................................................... 38                 41                 14               27                 120

 

 

                So far this year, a total of 962 appeals have been filed.

 

Year to Date                                                      I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Filed.................................................... 259               255               184             264                 962

 

Civil........................................................ 111               126               103             158                 498

Criminal................................................ 148               129                 81             106                 464

 

 

 

Appeals Pending

 

            As of the end of the month, a total of 1978 cases were pending before the Court of Appeals.

 

                                                                                              I                   II                 III               IV             Total

 

Cases Pending.............................................. 571               461               328             618               1978

 

Civil........................................................ 239               226               175             374               1014

Criminal................................................ 332               235               153             244                 964

 

Petitions for Supervisory Writ

 

            The Court of Appeals received 14 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................................................. 4                    3                    3                  4                   14

 

Sup. Writs Terminated.................................... 4                    1                    1                  2                      8

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

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

 

Sup. Writs Pending......................................... 19                 10                    2               14                   45

 

Petitions for Leave to Appeal

 

            The Court of Appeals received 8 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..................... 1                    2                    2                  3                      8

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Terminated...........                     3                    5                  4  1                            13

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

        Denied, Dismissed, Other........................ 2                    4                    4                  1                   11

 

Leave to Appeal Petitions Pending............... 4                    1                    2                  5                   12

 

 

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

 

            The Supreme Court received 67 petitions for review of decisions of the Court of Appeals, 0 petitions to bypass the Court of Appeals, and 1 request 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............................. 10                 20                 13               24                   67

        Civil............................................................ 3                 10                 10               10                   33

        Criminal..................................................... 7                 10                    3               14                   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                  1                      1

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

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