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00-2979 Miller v. Anderson

“The minimally competent lawyer would have presented expert evidence that there was no physical evidence of Miller’s presence at the crime scene, would have greatly undermined the hardware clerk’s evidence, would not have undermined the alibi testimony of Miller’s wife, ...

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99-3199 Servais v. Kraft Foods

Also, because the plaintiffs have made no showing of a method of damage calculation that would not be based on the difference between the milk orders the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) established and what plaintiffs contend they should ...

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00-2850-CR State v. Clements

Marvin D. Clements appeals from the judgments of conviction, following a jury trial, for two counts under Wis. Stat. sec. 813.12(8), for knowingly violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or injunction, and one count of bail jumping, habitual criminality, ...

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00-3774 Reeves v. U.S.

“Reeves paints the government’s case as based on weak circumstantial evidence and Elliot’s incredulous testimony. Given the weakness of the case against him, he asserts that if he had testified a different outcome may well have resulted because the jury ...

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01-0108-CR State v. Buzzell

Stuart Buzzell appeals the judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OWI). He contends the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence because, he asserts, the evidence was the ...

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00-201 New York Times Co. Inc. v. Tasini

“In determining whether the Articles have been reproduced and distributed ‘as part of’ a ‘revision’ of the collective works in issue, we focus on the Articles as presented to, and perceptible by, the user of the Databases… In this case, ...

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01-0379 City of Fort Atkinson v. Jonas

Trish A. Jonas appeals her conviction for operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content (PAC). She contends that the circuit court erred in refusing to suppress the results of her breath test because (1) the police interfered with ...

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99-7791 & 00-38 Zadvydas v. Davis

“We have found nothing in the history of these statutes that clearly demonstrates a congressional intent to authorize indefinite, perhaps permanent, detention. Consequently, interpreting the statute to avoid a serious constitutional threat, we conclude that, once removal is no longer ...

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99-1155 EEOC v. Indiana Bell Telephone Co.

“Ameritech contends that the 30-day, just-cause, and arbitration provisions of the collective bargaining agreement demonstrate that its actions were reasonable, and thus that Amos’s misconduct should not be attributed to the employer. … It did not take Ameritech’s managers long ...

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99-1319 Batteries Plus, LLC v. Mohr

“The statute speaks of prohibiting a deduction from wages due or earned unless: (1) the employee authorizes the employer in writing to make such a deduction; or (2) the employee and a representative of the employer determine that the ‘loss’ ...

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00-0752-CR State v. Ledford

William Ledford appeals a judgment of the circuit court convicting him of perjury based on his testimony during the preliminary hearing for charges against Raul Rodriguez and requiring Ledford to reimburse Dodge County for the cost of his third court-appointed ...

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99-2803 State v. T.J. International Inc.

Accordingly, we affirm the court of appeals’ reversal of the judgment of the circuit court. Defendant Norco sold its window plant to defendant Jeld-Wen. There was no interruption of business, and Jeld-Wen hired all but 47 of Norco’s 396 employees ...

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00-0931 Spencer v. Society Insurance, et al.

Patricia Spencer appeals from a personal injury judgment based on several alleged evidentiary errors. Regal Insurance cross-appeals the trial court’s decision to grant Spencer’s attorney a lien on the judgment superior to Regal’s own medical payments lien. We conclude that ...

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00-3746 Emerson v. Northern States Power Co.

“An employee is not a qualified individual if she poses ‘a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation.’ 42 U.S.C. sec. 12111(3). “NSP presented unchallenged doctors’ opinions that Emerson suffered from ...

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99-1994 Nevada v. Hicks

“Tribal courts, it should be clear, cannot be courts of general jurisdiction in this sense, for a tribe’s inherent adjudicative jurisdiction over nonmembers is at most only as broad as its legislative jurisdiction. … It is true that some statutes ...

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00-1870-CR State v. Ball

Barry L. Ball appeals from a judgment convicting him of disorderly conduct, in which the trial court ordered him to make restitution to a prison worker who was injured while attempting to break up a fight between Ball and another ...

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00-1910 State v. Williams

Shulbert Z. Williams, pro se, appeals from an order denying his Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 (1999-2000) motion for postconviction relief. He argues that postconviction counsel was ineffective for failing to pursue the ineffective assistance of trial counsel. We affirm. This ...

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98-3021 Paulman v. Pemberton

Defendant’s conversion of his mother’s property is not merely an assumption; it is a fact he conceded in the trial court. As part of the settlement stipulation, he agreed that if he failed to meet the stipulation’s terms, the trial ...

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