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Property — landlord-tenant – eviction — issue preclusion — holdover damages

Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Civil

Property — landlord-tenant – eviction — issue preclusion — holdover damages

Richard Hamre appeals a circuit court order dismissing his rent and damages claim against respondents Cesar and Jillian Pontidoro. The claim arises in the context of an eviction action Hamre brought against the Pontidoros. Hamre argues that the circuit court erred by failing to give effect to a prior eviction judgment in this same action, that the circuit court further erred by declining to apply issue preclusion in the context of the rent and damages claim, and that Hamre is entitled to holdover damages under Wis. Stat. § 704.27. For the following reasons, I reject Hamre’s arguments and affirm the circuit court’s order. This opinion will not be published.

2012AP2206 Hamre v. Pontidoro

Dist IV, Dane County, Foust, J., Blanchard, J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Dunham, Brian M., Upland, Calif.; For Respondent: Klein, Joseph J., Madison

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