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Court Error – Sufficiency of Evidence and Statue of Limitations

On appeal, ACS argues (1) that the claims were barred based on time limitations as set forth in WIS. STATS. §§ 893.89 and 893.43 (2015-16); (2) that there were several erroneous evidentiary rulings made during the course of the trial that prejudiced ACS; and (3) that certain damages are not sufficiently supported by the evidence and should therefore be dismissed or reduced, including the punitive damages award, the damages to the Estate of Jared Kellner for pre- death pain and suffering, and the damages to Milwaukee County.

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Court Error – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

V.C., Jr. (“V.C.”) appeals the trial court’s order terminating his parental rights to his son, J.T.C., and the postdispositional court’s order denying his postdispositional motion alleging that he was denied his right to counsel at the plea hearing, that trial counsel was ineffective because he did not object to the foster parent’s testimony that promised future contact between J.T.C. and the biological family, if termination were to occur (the “future contact testimony”), and requesting a new trial in the interest of justice.

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Court Error – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

A.S.F. appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her son, J.T.C., and the postdispositional court’s order denying her postdispositional motion alleging that trial counsel was ineffective because she did not object to the foster parent’s testimony that promised future contact between J.T.C. and the biological family, if termination were to occur (the “future contact testimony”).

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