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00-1617 Volden v. OKK Corporation, et al.

Thomas and Barbara Volden appeal from a judgment dismissing their complaint against OKK Corporation and OKK U.S.A. Corporation (collectively, OKK). They challenge each of the trial court’s rulings on motions after verdict, particularly as those rulings rest on the trial ...

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00-2271Wynn v. Southward

“Wynn alleges that he has been unable to chew his food without his dentures, significantly impeding his ability to eat, and that he has suffered bleeding, headaches, and ‘disfigurement.’ These allegations are sufficient to demonstrate that Wynn has a serious ...

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00-3306Guerrero v. Ashcroft

“Guerrero next offers statistical studies conducted by an expert, Dr. LaLonde, tending to show that Hispanic and Black agents are promoted far less frequently than other agents. We have found statistical evidence to be admissible and helpful in disparate treatment ...

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00-2916Clay v. Holy Cross Hospital

“Clay presents no evidence to rebut Seliga’s testimony that Gaffney advised him that Clay was uncooperative with the Hospital’s marketing efforts, and that Clay failed to participate in any of the Hospital’s 25 marketing events. Clay attempts to refute this ...

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00-1971 Alverio v. Sam's Warehouse Club, Inc.

“[L]awyers are given considerable leeway in formulating a gender-neutral rationale for jury strikes. … Here, in addition to identifying unique factors that only affected the three struck jurors – unemployment, participation as a plaintiff in a lawsuit, and employment in ...

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00-763 Pollard v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.

“In the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Congress determined that victims of employment discrimination were entitled to additional remedies. Congress expressly found that ‘additional remedies under Federal law are needed to deter unlawful harassment and intentional discrimination in the workplace,’ ...

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00-2791 State v. Mata

“Mata argues that the trial court was erroneous in finding a factual basis for her forgery pleas because she contends that her conduct did not rise to the level of forgery. Mata claims that her use of aliases when opening ...

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00-2864 State v. Steele

“Here, the trial court determined that despite Steele’s qualifications under 302.045(2), the seriousness of his offenses precluded his participation in the program. We cannot say that this constituted a misuse of the trial court’s broad sentencing discretion. We therefore affirm ...

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00-1820 Behrndt v. Behrndt, et al.

Patrick Behrndt appeals from the denial of his motion for relief from the trial court’s judgment dismissing Patrick and approving the settlement as to all other parties. The issue on appeal is whether the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion ...

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00-1844 Sabel v. Rosenthal, et al.

Martin E. Rosenthal appeals from a judgment entered in his favor, granting his motion to reopen and vacate a default judgment that Dawn M. and Johnnie D. Sabel secured against Rosenthal on Aug. 25, 1987. Rosenthal challenges only that part ...

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00-391 Florida v. Thomas

“To deny review here would not necessarily cause Florida to go to trial without the suppressed evidence with further appeal barred in the event of an acquittal or the federal claim mooted in the event of a conviction. The state ...

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00-1780 State ex rel. Bridges v. Berge

Jimmy Bridges appeals from an order dismissing his certiorari petition and finding the petition frivolous. Because the circuit court did not state any reasons for its conclusions, we reverse and remand for further proceedings. This opinion will not be published. ...

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00-1777-CR State v. Koeppen

Thomas W. Koeppen appeals from a judgment of conviction of bail jumping as a habitual criminal and from an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Koeppen argues that the evidence adduced at trial was insufficient and that he was ...

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00-4180 U.S. v. Lane

“People who commit that offense may end up committing another, and violent, offense, such as robbing a bank at gunpoint, but that doesn’t make the possession offense violent. Otherwise we would have to say that the offense of driving a ...

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00-1774 State v. Shea

Daniel Shea appeals from the trial court’s order denying his motion for postconviction relief brought pursuant to Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 (1999-2000). Shea raises several issues addressing the prosecutor’s alleged failure to provide him with discovery materials. We affirm. This ...

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