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01-0676 Greene v. Greene, et al.

Richard Greene appeals from a circuit court order dismissing his complaint against Allan S. Greene on grounds of claim preclusion. We affirm the circuit court’s ruling on a narrower ground. We hold that the circuit court properly exercised its discretion ...

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01-1569 U.S. v. Shepard

“Both sec.3663A and its predecessor sec.3663 have been understood to require restitution only for direct losses and not for consequential damages and the other effects that may ripple through the economy. See, e.g., United States v. Arvanitis, 902 F.2d 489, ...

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01-1334 City of Oconomowoc v. Verburgt

In this appeal, Christopher E. Verburgt raises several challenges to his conviction for drunk driving. First, he asserts that the videotape of the traffic stop does not demonstrate an observable basis for the suspicion that he was under the influence ...

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01-1564 U.S. v. Monteiro

“Mr. Monteiro cannot point to any specific abuse that might ensue from this special condition. In the absence of a more concrete objection on his part, we cannot say that the district court abused its discretion in allowing any law ...

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00-3514-CR State v. Taylor

Everton Taylor appeals from the judgment of conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, as a party to a crime, following a jury trial. He argues that the trial court erred in denying his suppression motion because: (1) ...

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00-2877 State v. Blue

The State appeals from a trial court order suppressing evidence resulting from an investigative stop of Kenneth Blue. A police officer approached Blue’s vehicle based on information obtained from an anonymous tip. During the approach, the officer observed suspicious behavior ...

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01-0182 State v. Torpen

This is so because it is improper to order restitution to a party with no relationship to the crime of conviction. Therefore, we reverse and remand with directions that the circuit court enter an amended judgment of conviction. “If the ...

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01-0261-CR State v. Dixon

Sharon Dixon appeals from the judgment of conviction entered after a jury convicted her of one count of arson of a building, party to a crime and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Dixon also appeals from the ...

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01-1678 U.S. v. Allen

“Allen contends that Agent Fox’s testimony regarding the link between the gun found at the motel and drug trafficking was simply a subjective lay opinion and not an expert opinion. Agent Fox received education and training in the field of ...

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01-0974 Village of Plover v. Pittman

Scott Pittman appeals a jury verdict finding him guilty of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Pittman contends that the trial court erred by excluding testimony related to his reasons for refusing to submit to a chemical test for alcohol. ...

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00-3762, 00-3763 U.S. v. Pedroza

“It is true that the consent followed closely on the heels of the questionable pat-down search, which could suggest that the consent was a product of that search. In this case, however, we find that the other two factors indicate ...

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00-3365 Mattson, et al. v. Peterson

The Polk County Child Support Agency appeals from an order denying its motion to modify Roger Peterson’s child support obligation. The agency argues that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion by denying its motion. Specifically, the agency contends that ...

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00-3175-CR State v. Simplot

Randy Simplot appeals a judgment convicting him of being party to the crimes of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug house, each as a repeat offender, and also an order denying his postconviction motion. He ...

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00-3560 U.S. v. Limares

“Limares stresses that several investigations have found that some molecules of cocaine, heroin, and other drugs can be found by sophisticated apparatus on almost all currency. This has the potential to increase the rate of false positives, and if the ...

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01-0071-CR State v. Jackson

Dwayne Jackson appeals an order denying his motion for resentencing. He argues that the trial court unreasonably drew an inference from his sporadic employment record that he supported himself by selling drugs and that this inference created a risk of ...

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01-1714-CR State v. Bauknecht

Martin Bauknecht appeals from his 12-year sentence and denial of his motion for postconviction relief on four counts of issuing worthless checks as a habitual criminal. The single issue on appeal is Bauknecht’s challenge to the circuit court’s exercise of ...

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00-2938 In Re: the Marriage of Zeka v. Zeka

Gary Zeka appeals his judgment of divorce, challenging the trial court’s decisions with respect to property division and the term of maintenance awarded to his former wife, Wendy Zeka. He also contends that the record fails to support the trial ...

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00-4025 Davis v. Ruby Foods, Inc.

“It is an abuse of discretion (the normal standard applied to decisions relating to the management of litigation, and the one by which dismissals for violation of Rule 8 arereviewed, Kittay v. Kornstein, 230 F.3d 531, 541 (2d Cir. 2000); ...

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00-2173 Richman v. Sheahan

“The policies articulated in our quasi- judicial immunity cases have less force when, as in this case, the challenged conduct is the manner in which the judge’s order is carried out, and not conduct specifically directed by a judge. Reading ...

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