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Unlawful Seizure – Reasonable Suspicion

The State appeals a circuit court order granting Marc Schiel’s motion to suppress evidence of Schiel’s intoxication on grounds that it was derived from an unlawful seizure, unsupported by reasonable suspicion.

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Court Error – Child Support

Jill Flansburg appeals an order reducing the monthly child support obligation owed by her former husband, William Mencel, Jr. Flansburg argues the circuit court erred by reducing Mencel’s child support obligation based upon a reduction in Mencel’s income.

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Court Order – Contempt of Court

Gary and Sandra Kramschuster appeal the order of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court finding that Ted Vallejos purged an order of contempt by making efforts to have his child psychologically evaluated.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Michael Demars appeals from a judgment convicting him of two counts of possession of child pornography and from an order denying his postconviction motion.

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Sentence Credit

Cesar Antonio Lira appeals the circuit court orders denying his motions for sentence credit on two Wisconsin sentences.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

In these consolidated appeals, Violet Reynolds seeks to vacate her guilty pleas based on the alleged ineffective assistance of her counsel in failing to raise competency arguments at the plea or sentencing hearings.

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Derivative Jurisdiction

This case calls for us to determine whether the district court properly dismissed the plaintiff’s amended complaint without prejudice under the doctrine of derivative jurisdiction even though that complaint invoked federal jurisdiction.

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Motion for Stay Denied

The Democratic National Committee and other plaintiffs contend in this suit that statutes affecting the registration of voters and the conduct of this November’s election, although constitutional in principle, see Luft v. Evers, 963 F.3d 665 (7th Cir. 2020), will abridge some voters’ rights during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Grady Ganta appeals a judgment of conviction for identity theft based on Ganta’s use of a credit card bearing the victim’s name.

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Jury Instructions

Raymond Barton was found guilty at a jury trial of battery, disorderly conduct, and obstructing an officer.

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OWI – Sufficiency of Evidence

Scott W. Heimbruch was issued a notice of intent to revoke operating privilege based on Heimbruch’s refusal to submit to a chemical test of his blood after he was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

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Punitive Damages

Nelson Hardwood Lumber Company, Inc., mismarked a property boundary line and, as a result, erroneously harvested trees from a parcel that belongs to Jasen Dane Ranch, Inc. (JDR).

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

The State appeals an order granting Jameil Garrett a new trial after two postconviction motions alleging ineffective assistance of trial and postconviction counsel for not calling alibi witnesses.

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Insurance Claim – Negligence

City Centre, LLC (City Centre) and Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company appeal from the summary judgment dismissal of City Centre’s claim for coverage against ACE American Insurance Company (ACE).

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Termination of Parental Rights

J.M.W. appeals the circuit court’s order terminating her parental rights to her child, N.M., on the petition of the Milwaukee County Department of Human Services.

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Termination of Parental Rights

N.M. appeals the circuit court’s order terminating the parental rights of her mother, J.M.W., on the petition of the Milwaukee County Department of Human Services.

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