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Case Digests - WI Supreme Court

May 22, 2023

Disclosure of Mental Health and Counseling Records

Defendant was charged with sexually assaulting his son, T.A.J., and his daughter. Citing Shiffra, Defendant sought in camera review of T.A.J.'s mental health and counseling records.

May 8, 2023

Patient’s Rights

The petitioner, Gahl holds health care power of attorney for his uncle, Zingsheim.

May 2, 2023

Police Officer Discipline

In the fall of 2017, Weiss, a detective for the Department, allegedly accessed sensitive information via the Green Bay Electronic Records Program (GERP) regarding two sexual assault cases that the Department was investigating.

May 2, 2023

Professional Misconduct

Attorney Rosin was a lawyer at an intellectual property firm, formed a Wisconsin limited liability company dedicated to providing patent law services (hereafter, “the Wisconsin LLC”).

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

Contract-Insurance

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.

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