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Municipalities – public nuisance — uncut lawns

Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Municipalities – public nuisance — uncut lawns

Dwayne Pasternak appeals a forfeiture judgment for violating Forest County’s nuisance ordinance. Pasternak argues the evidence was insufficient to establish that his uncut lawn constituted a public nuisance. He also argues the circuit court erred by failing to allow him to present a defense. We conclude the evidence supporting Pasternak’s conviction was insufficient. We therefore reverse and remand with directions to vacate the judgment and dismiss the citation. This opinion will not be published.

2013AP2632 County of Forest v. Pasternak

Dist III, Forest County, Stenz, J., Mangerson, J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Kennedy, Robert A., Jr., Crandon; For Respondent: Payant, Paul J., Antigo; Rhode, John B., Antigo

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