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Case Digests - WI Supreme Court

Mar 6, 2023

Statutory Interpretation – Sales Tax

Wisconsin imposes a five percent tax on the sale or lease of tangible personal property, including aircraft, as well as on select services.

Mar 6, 2023

Attorney Disciplinary Proceeding

This matter was scheduled for oral argument on November 7, 2022, but was removed from the oral argument calendar because the court determined that the case presented an unresolved choice of law issue.

Feb 27, 2023

Postconviction Motion – Evidentiary Burden

The court of appeals affirmed the circuit court's judgment of conviction for first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault, and false imprisonment, and its denial of Thomas's postconviction motion.

Feb 21, 2023

Tax Assessment – Presumption of Correctness

The petitioner, Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, seeks review of an unpublished per curiam decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court's determination that the City of Delavan's assessments of Lowe's' property for the 2016 and 2017 tax years were not excessive.

Jan 30, 2023

Insurance Claim – Reckless Homicide

The petitioner, Lindsey Dostal (Dostal), both individually and as special administrator of the estate of Haeven Dostal, seeks review of a court of appeals decision affirming the circuit court's grant of summary and declaratory judgment in favor of State Farm.

Jan 30, 2023

Attorney Disciplinary

Attorney William E. Fenger filed a petition for the consensual revocation of his license to practice law in Wisconsin pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.19.1 In his petition, Attorney Fenger states that he cannot successfully defend against multiple allegations of misconduct in connection with a grievance investigated by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR).

Jan 30, 2023

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Machner hearing

Jackson was found guilty of homicide.

Jan 23, 2023

§ 1983 claim-Sexual Assault

Slabey argues that her § 1983 claim against Dunn County survives summary judgment because she presented evidence sufficient for a reasonable jury to find that Dunn County violated her rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution when then-Dunn County Correctional Officer Ryan Boigenzahn sexually assaulted her.

Jan 17, 2023

Suppression of Evidence

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, State v. Hineman, No. 2020AP226-CR, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. Nov. 24, 2021) (per curiam), reversing the Racine County circuit court's judgment of conviction against Jeffrey Hineman for first-degree child sexual assault, S.J.S., and order denying Hineman's motion for postconviction relief.

Jan 3, 2023

Product Liability

The court of appeals reversed in part and affirmed in part the circuit court's grant of summary judgment for defendant Columbus McKinnon Corp. ("CMC").

Dec 27, 2022

Attorney Suspension

This is a reciprocal discipline matter.

Dec 19, 2022

4th Amendment Violation-Traffic Stop

The Fourth Amendment requires a police officer to have particularized reasonable suspicion that a crime or non-criminal traffic violation took place before performing a traffic stop.


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