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Author Archives: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF

Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

Based on Attorney Constant's failure to answer the Office of Lawyer Regulation's (OLR) complaint or otherwise appear in the proceeding, Attorney Constant is in default.

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4th Amendment Violation-“Knock and Talk”

Wilson argues that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated when police officers entered his fenced-in backyard without a warrant; that the officers' warrantless entry was not a valid "knock and talk" investigation.

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Property Tax Assessment 

Saint John's owns an age-restricted continuing care retirement community located on a single parcel in the City of Milwaukee.

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Rental Guaranty – Costs

Barth appeals a small claims judgment for $791.33 entered against her based upon her liability to Home Market Investments, LLC, (HMI) under a Co-Signor Rental Guaranty Agreement (the Guaranty).

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Class Action-Data Breach

Reetz appeals the dismissal of her class action against Advocate Aurora Healthcare, Inc. Reetz alleged negligence, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief for Aurora’s actions related to a data breach of personal information from Aurora’s systems.

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Employment Law-Diversity

Village manager Thomas Barwin resigned under threat of termination two and one-half years before his pension rights vested.

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Class Action- Illinois Right of Publicity Act

Elizabeth Huston, a Good Housekeeping magazine subscriber, filed a putative class action complaint alleging a media conglomerate, Hearst Communications, Inc., violated her right of publicity by offering to sell and selling mailing lists containing her, and 9.1 million other subscribers’, identifying information.

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Entrapment- Enticement of a minor

Rafael Mercado used an Internet application to meet “Alexis,” a profile operated by a trained FBI agent conducting an undercover investigation of adults with sexual interest in children.

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Guardianship-Competency

Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s finding that she is incompetent and the resulting order establishing the guardianship of her and of her estate, as well as an order for her protective placement after petitioner fell and her husband suffered a stroke.

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False Arrest

Phillip Edward Osborne alleged that Illinois State Police Officer Shawn Myers arrested him without probable cause and therefore violated his civil rights.

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Class Action – Certification

Bennett contends that Division 10 of Cook County Jail does not satisfy the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act because it lacks the grab bars and other fixtures that disabled inmates may need in order to use showers and toilets safely.

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Evers appoints Hedinger as Washburn County register of deeds

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Jessica Hedinger to serve as the Washburn County register of deeds. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Renee Bell, effective Oct. 1. Hedinger will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends on Jan. 5, 2025.

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Lindner & Marsack attorneys named Super Lawyers

Lindner & Marsack has team members acknowledged by Super Lawyers magazine. Honorees include Douglas Feldman, Gary Marsack, Daniel Pedriana, Andrew Quartaro and Oyvind Wistrom, along with Melissa Stone and Samantha Wood, who were named by the organization as “Rising Stars.”

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