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Termination of Parental Rights

In this termination of parental rights (“TPR”) action, the Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services (“the County”) filed a petition to terminate David’s parental rights to his son, Dylan, based on two grounds: continuing need of protection or services (“continuing CHIPS”), see WIS. STAT. § 48.415(2); and failure to assume parental responsibility, see § 48.415(6).

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Suppression of Evidence – Expert Testimony

Following a jury trial, Elijah Vines was found guilty of five counts related to sex trafficking of a minor, including: sex trafficking of a child, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1591(a)(1), (b)(2), and (c); sex trafficking of a child, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1591(a)(2) and (b)(2); conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1594(c) and 1591; transportation of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2423(a); and interstate travel in aid of racketeering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1952(a)(3).

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TCPA – Jurisdiction

Christopher Bilek received two unauthorized robocalls soliciting health insurance that he alleged violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Illinois Automatic Telephone Dialing Act. Bilek sued Federal Insurance Company and Health Insurance Innovations on a vicarious liability theory, claiming that defendants’ agents generated the unauthorized robocalls.

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