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00-3111 U.S. v. Childs

“The defendant’s criminal record (even, as here, of very recent vintage) is an aspect of his status, which is unalterable, whether he is committing a crime at the time his vehicle is stopped or not. Whether he possessed drugs three ...

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00-2496-CR State v. Garth

Devaldis Garth appeals a judgment convicting him on one felony and two misdemeanor counts. The issue is whether the trial court properly denied his motion to suppress the evidence used to prosecute him. We affirm. This opinion will not be ...

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01-1003 U.S. v. Peterson

“The district court in this case structured its upward departure from the PSR’s suggested offense level of 11 to an offense level of 13 by increasing one offense level for Peterson’s first three criminal history points in excess of the ...

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00-2453-CR State v. Stannard

Scott Stannard appeals from a judgment convicting him of theft and an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Stannard contends that the presentence report writer was biased against him, prejudicing the sentencing process. We affirm. This opinion will not ...

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00-4008 & 00-4166 U.S. v. Watts

“While the Sixth Circuit’s reading of Apprendi is now perhaps a tenable one (and might indeed be the wave of the future), it is not, at this point, our reading. It is true, as noted by the Sixth Circuit, that ...

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98-CR-0104 U.S. v. Acosta, et al.

“In the trial of this criminal case I used a verdict form in which special interrogatories on all elements of the crime preceded a question on guilt or innocence… My reasons for using this verdict form appear in the transcript, ...

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99-1058 Nankin v. Village of Shorewood

“We are unable to identify any difference in situation or circumstance between properties located in populous counties and properties located in other counties in the state that would necessitate different legislation for the classes in challenging their property assessment. Properties ...

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00-3419 Warsco v. Preferred Technical Group

“Despite Rau’s and Weingardt’s affidavits, which support the view that the payment to PTG was not part of the purchase price for Presidential’s assets, we believe that the nature of these transactions precludes summary judgment, at least on the record ...

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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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