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Due Process Violation

In these consolidated appeals, Dallas R. Christel appeals from judgments of conviction and orders denying his postconviction motions.

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Foreclosure – FDCPA Violation

For several years, CitiMortgage, Inc., has been locked in a legal battle with Jerome M. Davis and Lynne Ternoir-Davis over a mortgage the couple took out on their residence in 2005.

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Summary Judgment – Freedom of Information Act

Jacqueline Stevens, a Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, is conducting research into the relations between the foreign campuses of American universities, the federal government, and private‐sector entities.

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Insurance Claim – Coverage

Like today’s decision in Crescent Plaza Hotel Owner, L.P. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., No. 21-1316 (7th Cir. Dec. 9, 2021), this case presents insurance coverage issues related to the partial closure of a hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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False Claims Act – Pleading Special Matters

Dr. John Mamalakis, a Wisconsin anesthesiologist, filed this qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq., alleging that Anesthetix Management LLC, his former employer, fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid for services performed by its anesthesiologists.

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Summary Judgment – Issue of Material Fact

In the process of arresting a highly inebriated Sachin Gupta, a police officer tugged on his handcuffed arm causing him to fall forward on his head and chest and fracture a vertebra in his neck.

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Habeas Relief – Due Process Violation

Roscoe Chambers, a federal prisoner, appeals the denial of two petitions for a writ of habeas corpus, see 28 U.S.C. § 2241, asserting that he was denied due process in prison disciplinary hearings.

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Redistricting – Remedial Maps

The Wisconsin Constitution requires the legislature "to apportion and district anew the members of the senate and assembly, according to the number of inhabitants" after each census conducted under the United States Constitution...

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Evidentiary Hearing

Terrence T. Whitaker appeals pro se from a circuit court order denying his WIS. STAT. § 974.06 (2019-20) motion without an evidentiary hearing.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Darryl Clarence Agnew appeals a judgment of conviction, following a jury trial, of possession of between one and five grams of cocaine, with the intent to deliver, as a second or subsequent offense.

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