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Author Archives: Derek Hawkins

Plea Withdrawal

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, State v. Nash, No. 2018AP731-CR, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. May 2, 2019), affirming the Waukesha County circuit court's judgment and order denying Kevin L. Nash's postconviction motion to withdraw his Alford plea.

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Summary Judgment – Quit Claim Deed

Dianne DeGroot appeals from a judgment dismissing her complaint against the Town of Wolf River seeking to quiet title and a declaration that she owns her property free of any claim of Wolf River relating to a public roadway (the road) referred to in her quit claim deed. In the alternative, DeGroot seeks to recover property taxes attributable to the road or to be compensated for Wolf River’s allegedly wrongful taking of her property.

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Immigration – Appellate Filling Fee

Fadeel Shuhaiber is confined to a wheelchair. Following the district court’s dismissal of claims he brought against the Illinois Department of Corrections under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act, Shuhaiber appealed and, based on his impoverished status, sought permission to proceed on appeal without prepaying the requisite filing fee.

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