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Case Digests - WI Supreme Court

Apr 24, 2023

“Right-to-take” Action

This controversy stems from a driveway closure——specifically, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (DOT's) closure of a driveway connecting DEKK Property Development, LLC's (DEKK's) property to State Trunk Highway (STH) 50.

Apr 17, 2023


This case arises from an automobile accident that occurred when Douglas Curley lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line, and hit another vehicle, killing Michael Shimeta and seriously injuring his passenger, Terry Scherr.

Apr 10, 2023

Electronic Health Records Charges

The petitioner, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority (UW Hospitals), seeks review of a court of appeals opinion reversing and remanding the circuit court's dismissal of Beatriz Banuelos's complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.

Apr 10, 2023

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Ms. Ericka Walker was shot and killed in her bedroom during a crowded house party in the early morning hours of March 7, 2015, when a fight bordering on a brawl erupted.

Apr 10, 2023

Real Estate Transfer-Legal Sufficiency

This case involves a claim that the seller, in a real estate sale, misrepresented the condition of the subject property, which has given rise to confusion because three legally distinct entities— —Elias "Louis" Pagoudis, Sead Properties, LLC (Sead LLC), and Kearns Management, LLC (Kearns LLC) ——conflated their interests when filing their complaint.

Apr 10, 2023

Postconviction Relief – Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, State v. Hoyle, No. 2020AP1876-CR, unpublished slip op.

Apr 3, 2023

Attorney Suspension

The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) has filed a complaint under Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.22 asking this court to suspend indefinitely the license of Attorney Tracy R. Eichhorn-Hicks due to a medical incapacity as a reciprocal action to a transfer to "disability inactive status" ordered by the Supreme Court of Minnesota in a pending disciplinary proceeding.

Apr 3, 2023

Postconviction Relief- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-

The central question in this case is whether a prosecutor cured the breach of a plea agreement when he initially recommended a specific term of imprisonment despite the State's agreement not to do so, but then retracted and corrected the mistake upon being made aware of the error.

Mar 27, 2023

Worker’s Compensation

Petitioner Secura Supreme Insurance Company (Secura), which insured Daniel Keith Huck, seeks review of a published court of appeals decision that affirmed an order granting judgment to the Estate of Daniel Keith Huck (Estate). The supreme court affirms the court of appeals.

Mar 27, 2023

Disability Benefits-“Current annual salary”

The Milwaukee City Charter entitles firefighters injured on the job to duty disability retirement (DDR) benefits, which provide monthly wage replacement payments to firefighters unable to continue active service.

Mar 20, 2023

Receivership Proceeds 

After the Atrium, a senior-living facility, defaulted on debt service payments to a group of bondholders, the facility filed a petition for receivership.

Mar 14, 2023

Disciplinary Complaint

The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) appeals Referee Robert E. Kinney's report, as amended, recommending that the court dismiss the remaining charges in the disciplinary complaint filed against Attorney Nathan E. DeLadurantey alleging that Attorney DeLadurantey violated the Attorney's Oath in Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 40.15,1 which is enforced via SCR 20:8.4(g),2 by failing to abstain from "offens[...]


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