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00-1967 U.S. v. Martinez

“The testimony of Gladney, Martinez’s main supplier of crack (but not his only source as testimony indicated at trial), places Martinez in possession of a minimum of 30 ounces (850.5 grams) of crack. In addition, there were numerous witnesses who ...

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00-2625-CR State v. Lee

Eugene Lee appeals a judgment convicting him as a felon in possession of a firearm, as a repeat offender. He also appeals an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. The issue on appeal is whether the trial court properly ...

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00-3227 U.S. v. Bautista

“[W]e see nothing in the Guidelines that forbids consideration of extralegal consequences that follow a sentence as grounds for a departure. In Koon, for example, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s holding that career loss following imprisonment could never ...

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00-0076 State ex rel. Spriggie Hensley v. Endicott

Although plaintiff argued that there was a “futility” exception to the PLRA, that it would essentially be futile to require plaintiff to bring his constitutional challenges to the rules in question before the institution’s complaint review committees and appeal personnel ...

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00-1281 Carroll v. DeTella

“The record establishes that the presence of lead in the water is due to the corrosion of the water pipes, which are made of lead that dissolves in the water – but only when the water is still, as it ...

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98-3002, 98-3300 Brunson v. Ward

“Brunson and Progressive contracted for $25,000 of UIM insurance, and Brunson paid a premium for that amount of coverage. However, Wis. Stat. sec. 632.32(4m)(d), in effect at the time Brunson purchased his policy, required UIM coverage of at least $50,000. ...

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99-1052 Danner v. Auto-Owners Insurance

“The duty of good faith and fair dealing is implied in the insurance contract. We interpret insurance contracts to meet the reasonable expectation of the insured. Therefore, we conclude that the correct view is that the duty of good faith ...

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99-3023 Hoffman v. Caterpillar, Inc.

“Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Hoffman, we find that there is an issue of fact as to whether Hoffman would be able to operate the high-speed scanner. Because “Congress perceived that employers were basing employment decisions ...

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00-4144 Schaffner v. Glencoe Park District

“It is undisputed that the job posting required the applicant to hold one of several specific types of bachelor’s degrees: Education, Recreation or Social Work. Schaffner does not hold such a degree; rather, she had a bachelor’s degree in English. ...

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00-3613 Sanghvi v. St. Catherine's Hospital, Inc.

“Triana’s interrogatory is evidence of racial discrimination, since it suggests that Triana believed that Dr. Sanghvi could have difficulty forming patient relationships with white women because of his race. However, all of the other facts, which are basically undisputed, point ...

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98-3004 Gaugert v. Duve, et al.

We reject the third-party buyer’s claim that under Wis. Stat. sec. 808.07(1) the option-holders were required to obtain a stay pending appeal in order to preserve the status quo after the circuit court entered judgment. Further, we find that the ...

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00-1443 In Re the Marriage of: Wathen v. Moore

Robert Moore appeals from an order amending the judgment annulling his marriage to Patricia Wathen. The appeal concerns rulings pertaining to the parties’ child custody arrangements and Moore’s efforts to change them. We affirm. This opinion will not be published. ...

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00-2427 Sentry Insurance v. Davis, et al.

Sentry Insurance Company appeals an order which dismissed its action for a judgment declaring that its policy did not provide liability coverage to its insured, Rodney Davis, for an accident in which his vehicle was involved. The trial court declined ...

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