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Qualified Immunity

Five days after Carter was booked into the Macon County Jail, he died of diabetic ketoacidosis—a complication of diabetes.

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Employment-11th Amendment Immunity

After the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) terminated McHugh’s employment, he sued seven individuals under federal law and sued IDOT under an Illinois statute.

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Termination of Parental Rights

D.H. appeals the order terminating his parental rights to his child, A.H. D.H. argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion because it did not consider the best interests factor required to determine the disposition of the termination of parental rights (TPR) petition.

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Negligence Claim-Insurance

Pender appeals the circuit court order granting summary judgment in favor of Artisan and Truckers Casualty Company (Artisan).

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Insufficient service of the summons

RBJ Restaurant Group LLC (RBJ), a Papa Johns franchise owner, appeals the non-final order denying a motion to dismiss for insufficient service of the summons and complaint.

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Sentencing

Smith appeals his sentence of 120 months’ imprisonment for five narcotics and firearms convictions.

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Labor Law

ADT installs and services security systems. Before 2020, ADT had separate offices in Rockford, Illinois, and Madison, Wisconsin.

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Court Error – Dispositional Order

The State of Wisconsin appeals dispositional orders by the trial court relating to petitions seeking a determination that X.B.A.-S. was a juvenile in need of protection or services (JIPS).

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Jury Selection

The primary issue in this consolidated appeal is whether the Milwaukee County Clerk’s Office (hereinafter, “Clerk’s Office”) failed to randomly select jurors as required by WIS.

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“Educational Malpractice”

Michelle Jauquet, as legal guardian of Alex, appeals from a circuit court order granting Green Bay Area Catholic Education, Inc.’s (GRACE) motion to dismiss her amended complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 802.06(2)(a)6. (2019-20).

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Negligence-Duty of Care

Rush appeals the order granting summary judgment in favor of Twin City Fire Insurance Company, Batteries Plus, LLC, and Fred W. Storm, LLC dismissing her complaint alleging negligence and a violation of the safe place statute claims arising out of a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk curb.

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Reasonable Suspicion – Suppression of Evidence

During a traffic stop, a detective and a police officer worked in tandem to search defendant Colbert’s vehicle and frisk him, uncovering on his person a brick-shaped package later confirmed to contain a controlled substance.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

Based on Attorney Constant's failure to answer the Office of Lawyer Regulation's (OLR) complaint or otherwise appear in the proceeding, Attorney Constant is in default.

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4th Amendment Violation-“Knock and Talk”

Wilson argues that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated when police officers entered his fenced-in backyard without a warrant; that the officers' warrantless entry was not a valid "knock and talk" investigation.

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Property Tax Assessment 

Saint John's owns an age-restricted continuing care retirement community located on a single parcel in the City of Milwaukee.

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Rental Guaranty – Costs

Barth appeals a small claims judgment for $791.33 entered against her based upon her liability to Home Market Investments, LLC, (HMI) under a Co-Signor Rental Guaranty Agreement (the Guaranty).

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Class Action-Data Breach

Reetz appeals the dismissal of her class action against Advocate Aurora Healthcare, Inc. Reetz alleged negligence, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief for Aurora’s actions related to a data breach of personal information from Aurora’s systems.

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