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Sentence Credit

We review an unpublished decision of the court of appeals reversing an order of the circuit court that granted sentence credit to Richard H. Harrison, Jr. pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 973.155(1)(a) (2017–18) and remanded with directions to advance the commencement of concurrent terms of extended supervision for Harrison's 2007 and 2008 cases to the date they would have begun but for Harrison's confinement for unrelated convictions that later were set aside.

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LIRC – Unemployment Benefits

Jason Whittlesey and the Department of Workforce Development appeal an order of the Wood County Circuit Court affirming the Labor and Industry Review Commission’s determination that Whittlesey voluntarily terminated his employment without good cause attributable to the employer, within the meaning of WIS. STAT. § 108.04(7)(b) (2017-18), and was therefore ineligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

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Eviction – Equitable Estoppel

Marwood Corporation and the Gloria Woodman Survivor’s Trust, by its trustee, Jeffrey Woodman (which will be referred to collectively as “Marwood”), appeal an order of the Rock County Circuit Court denying Marwood’s motion for summary judgment on Marwood’s eviction claim against Janesville Spatz Limited Partnership (“Spatz”) and granting Spatz’s request on summary judgment that Marwood’s eviction claim be dismissed.

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OWI – Motion for Reconsideration Denied

In a previous appeal by Aman Singh of his conviction for operating while intoxicated (OWI) as a second offense, this court summarily reversed and remanded to the circuit court to provide the relief that Singh sought on appeal, specifically, relief due under WIS. STAT. § 973.13, which this court stated “provides only one remedy: voiding any penalty in excess of the statutory maximum.” State v. Singh, No. 2017AP1609, unpublished slip op. ¶11 (WI App July 26, 2018).

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

We review a report filed by Referee James J. Winiarski, accepting a stipulation executed by Attorney Patrick J. Hudec and the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), in which Attorney Hudec pled no contest to four counts of professional misconduct and agreed that the allegations of the OLR's complaint were established by clear, satisfactory, and convincing evidence. Consistent with the terms of the stipulation the referee recommends we suspend Attorney Hudec's law license for 60 days and require Attorney Hudec to attend an OLR trust account seminar within one year.

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