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809.50

SUBCHAPTER V
DISCRETIONARY JURISDICTION PROCEDURE IN COURT OF APPEALS
809.50 Rule (Appeal from judgment or order not appealable as of right).

809.50(1)

(1) A person shall seek leave of the court to appeal a judgment or order not appealable as of right under s. 808.03 (1) by filing within 14 days after the entry of the judgment or order a petition and supporting memorandum, if any. The petition and memorandum combined may not exceed 35 pages if a monospaced font is used or 8,000 words if a proportional serif font is used. The petition shall contain:

809.50(1)(a)

(a) A statement of the issues presented by the controversy;

809.50(1)(b)

(b) A statement of the facts necessary to an understanding of the issues;

809.50(1)(c)

(c) A statement showing that review of the judgment or order immediately rather than on an appeal from the final judgment in the case or proceeding will materially advance the termination of the litigation or clarify further proceedings therein, protect a party from substantial or irreparable injury, or clarify an issue of general importance in the administration of justice; and

809.50(1)(d)

(d) A copy of the judgment or order sought to be reviewed.

809.50(2)

(2) An opposing party in circuit court shall file a response with supporting memorandum, if any, within 14 days after the service of the petition. The response and memorandum combined may not exceed 35 pages if a monospaced font is used or 8,000 words if a proportional serif font is used. Costs and fees may be awarded against any party in a petition for leave to appeal proceeding.

809.50(3)

(3) If the court grants leave to appeal, the procedures for appeals from final judgments are applicable to further proceedings in the appeal. The entry of the order granting leave to appeal has the effect of the filing of a notice of appeal. The court may specify the issue or issues that it will review in the appeal. If the court grants leave to appeal, the petitioner shall file a docketing statement if required by s. 809.10 (1) (d), identifying the issues to be reviewed in the appeal. The docketing statement shall be filed within 11 days after the date of the order granting the petition for leave to appeal.

809.50(4)

(4) A person filing a petition under this section shall append to the petition a statement identifying whether the petition is produced with a monospaced font or with a proportional serif font. If produced with a proportional serif font, the person shall set forth the word count of the petition.

809.50 – ANNOT.

History: Sup. Ct. Order, 83 Wis. 2d xiii (1978); Sup. Ct. Order, 92 Wis. 2d xiii (1979); Sup. Ct. Order, 151 Wis. 2d xvii (1989); Sup. Ct. Order, 164 Wis. 2d xxix (1991); Sup. Ct. Order, 171 Wis. 2d xxxv (1992); Sup. Ct. Order No. 93-20, 179 Wis. 2d xxv; Sup. Ct. Order No. 00-02, 2001 WI 39, 242 Wis. 2d xxvii; Sup. Ct. Order No. 02-01, 2002 WI 120, 255 Wis. 2d xiii.

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Judicial Council Committee's Note, 1978: Section 808.03 (1) makes only final judgments and final orders appealable as of right. All other judgments and orders are appealable only in the discretion of the court. This section provides the procedure for asking the court to permit the appeal of a nonfinal order. The issue of whether the court should hear the appeal is presented to the court by petition with both parties given the opportunity of submitting memoranda on the question. The standards on which nonfinal judgments or orders should be reviewed immediately are set forth in s. 808.03 (2) and are taken from the American Bar Association's Standards of Judicial Administration, Standards Relating to Appellate Courts, s. 3.12 (b). [Re Order effective July 1, 1978]

809.50 – ANNOT.

Judicial Council Committee's Note, 1979: Sub. (1) (c) is amended to conform with 808.03 (2) (b), which sets out the standards created by the Wisconsin Legislature for appeals to the Court of Appeals by permission. A drafting error in the original preparation of chapter 809 replaced the word “or” found in 808.03 (2) (b) with the word “and”, which results in a party having to show in a petition to the Court of Appeals for the court to assume discretionary jurisdiction that granting such a petition will protect a party from both substantial “and” irreparable injury rather than meeting just one of the 2 criteria, as was the intention of the Wisconsin Legislature. [Re Order effective Jan. 1, 1980]

809.50 – ANNOT.

Judicial Council Note, 2001: The time limits in subs. (1) and (2) were changed from 10 to 14 days. Please see the comment to s. 808.07. Subsection (3) specifies that the court may grant discretionary review on specified issues. This rule codifies Fedders v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 230 Wis. 2d 577, 601 N.W.2d 861 (Ct. App. 1999), 99-1526, which held a grant of leave to appeal from a nonfinal order or judgment does not authorize cross-appeals as of right from the same or from another nonfinal order or judgment; cross-appeals require a separate petition for leave to appeal. [Re Order No. 00-02 effective July 1, 2001]

809.50 – ANNOT.

Judicial Council Note, 2002: Subsection (3) is amended to clarify the docketing statement requirements following the grant of a petition for leave to appeal a non-final order. [Re Order No. 02-01 effective January 1, 2003]

809.50 – ANNOT.

Once leave to appeal is granted, a cross-appeal from the same interlocutory order or judgment in the action requires a petition for leave to appeal. Fedders v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. 230 Wis. 2d 577, 601 N.W.2d 861 (Ct. App. 1999), 99-1526.

809.50 – ANNOT.

A person who is granted leave to appeal a nonfinal order is limited solely to those issues outlined in the petition to the court of appeals. State v. Aufderhaar, 2004 WI App 208, 277 Wis. 2d 173, 689 N.W.2d 674, 03-2820. Reversed on other grounds. State v. Aufderhaar, 2005 WI 108, 283 Wis. 2d 336, 700 N.W.2d 4, 03-2820

809.50 – ANNOT.

Interlocutory Appeals in Wisconsin. Towers, Arnold, Tess-Mattner & Levenson. Wis. Law. July 1993.