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01-0310-CR State v. Costello

Shaun A. Costello appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), third offense. Costello argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress the results of a blood test taken without ...

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01-0586-CR State v. Richardson

Dennis L. Richardson appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion to modify his sentence. We affirm. Publication in the official reports is not recommended. Dist I, Milwaukee County, Moroney, J., Fine, J. Attorneys: For Appellant: Robert N. Meyeroff, Milwaukee ...

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00-2877 State v. Blue

The State appeals from a trial court order suppressing evidence resulting from an investigative stop of Kenneth Blue. A police officer approached Blue’s vehicle based on information obtained from an anonymous tip. During the approach, the officer observed suspicious behavior ...

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01-0695-CR State v. Barbosa

Agripino Barbosa appeals from three judgments of conviction and an order denying him postconviction relief. Barbosa argues that the trial court relied on inaccurate information in sentencing and therefore sentence modification is warranted. While inaccurate information was presented to the ...

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99-2431 Furnish v. SVI Systems, Inc.

“The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations interpreting the ADA (‘ADA regulations’) describe major life activities as activities such as ‘caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.’ 29 C.F.R. sec. 1630.2(i). While this list ...

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01-0022, 01-0853 Woychik v. Ruzic Construction Company, et al.

Joycel and Celestine Woychik and Paula and Mark Woychik appeal summary judgments dismissing their tort claims against the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and governmental contractors for injuries incurred when Joycel and Paula drove through a construction site. The department and ...

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01-1119 Covington v. Illinois Security Service Inc.

“In dismissing Covington’s case, the district court concluded that Covington had been negligent in his ‘failure … to pick up his certified mail,’ and, as a result of his negligence, he should be barred from proceeding with his lawsuit. Whether ...

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00-1231 Town of Beloit v. County of Rock

“Moreover, a review of statutory law leads us to conclude that the legislature has considered and approved of municipal bodies acting in the dual role of subdivider and reviewing authority. … Finally, affidavits submitted by the Town indicate that it ...

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00-3148-CR State v. Zei

Matthew Zei appeals a judgment convicting him of theft by a contractor and an order denying his postconviction motion. Zei argues that his trial counsel was ineffective because he urged Zei not to testify and that this court should grant ...

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00-2476 Gasper, a minor v. Parbs

“Wisconsin Stat. sec. 174.02(1)(b) provides double damages when the owner of an injury-causing dog was ‘notified or knew that the dog previously injured or caused injury to a person, livestock or property.’ This language is plain and unambiguous. If construed ...

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00-3418-CR State v. White

Jeffrey White appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him. The issue on appeal is whether White should have been allowed to withdraw his plea prior to sentencing. Because we conclude that the circuit court properly denied White’s motion ...

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01-0480-CR State v. Minniecheske

Donald Minniecheske appeals pro se from an order denying his Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 motion seeking postconviction relief. Because Minniecheske failed to provide a sufficient reason explaining why he did not raise the issues in his original postconviction motion or ...

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00-1955 Dhillon v. Crown Controls Corporation, et al.

“We could identify a number of problems with the testimony these witnesses were prepared to offer, but the most glaring among them is the lack of testing, or more generally the failure to take any steps that would show professional ...

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01-0233 Gallagher v. Grant-Lafayette Electric Cooperative

“Because the court erroneously excluded evidence of trespass and damages within the right-of-way, and that exclusion was the basis for the dismissal of the Gallaghers’ claims for damages within the right-of-way, we are satisfied that the proper course is to ...

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01-0331-CR, 01-1405-CR State v. Johnson

Sarah Johnson appeals from a judgment convicting her of first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime, and an order denying her postconviction relief. The trial court sentenced her to life in prison with a parole eligibility date twenty-eight years from ...

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