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Habeas Relief – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Michael Gilbreath was convicted by a Wisconsin jury of first degree sexual assault of a child for repeatedly molesting his step-granddaughter, S.L., beginning in approximately 2002 or 2003 when she was nine years old, and ending in 2006 when she was twelve.

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Recreational Immunity

After Brent Ludwig drowned in a tragic accident on United States Forest Service property in Oregon, Dana Ludwig, his wife and administrator of his estate, brought an action against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Dana Ludwig sought damages for both negligence and wrongful death.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review the report of Referee James Evenson recommending that the court suspend Attorney Eric L. Crandall's license to practice law in Wisconsin for 60 days.

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Certiorari Review – Tax Assessment

The petitioner, City of Waukesha (the City), seeks review of a published opinion of the court of appeals that reversed the circuit court's order that allowed the City to seek certiorari review of a tax assessment determination of the City of Waukesha Board of Review (the Board).

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Postconviction Relief – Plea Withdrawal

Anthony Carl Chancy appeals judgments of conviction for two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and an order denying his postconviction motion to withdraw two pleas of guilty.

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Order Correcting Opinion

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that corrections were made to paragraph 17 in the above-captioned opinion which was released on December 16, 2021.

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Postconviction Relief – Jury Instructions

Daniel Lewer appeals from a judgment convicting him of operating while intoxicated (7th, 8th or 9th offense) and from a circuit court order denying his postconviction motion alleging plain error relating to the jury instruction for “operating” and ineffective assistance of trial counsel.

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Sentencing Guidelines – RICO Violation

David Perez was a member of the Latin Kings street gang in Maywood, Illinois, and served in several leadership positions in which he ordered or personally carried out acts of violence, including the attempted murder of a former gang member.

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Writ of Coram Nobis

Orvil Hassebrock, who has served his sentence for tax crimes, appeals from the district court’s order denying his petition for a writ of coram nobis.

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Restitution Order

In 2019, a jury convicted Ana Alverez of thirteen counts stemming from her participation in a scheme involving the creation of hundreds of fake credit cards.

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