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99-1069 Neff v. Pierzina

“[T]he determination whether an insurer has been prejudiced by the lack of timely notice is essentially a question of fact. The fact finder’s determination should not be set aside unless it is clearly erroneous. Wis. Stat. sec. 805.17(2). Wisconsin Stat. ...

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98-2595-CR State v. Eason

“In the 17 years since Leon became law, there is no evidence here, and none has been offered, that the good faith exception has given rise to increased police abuse or oppression… [W]e find that Article I, Section 11 of ...

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00-3090 U. S. v. Espinoza

“Given Espinoza’s resistive physical response to the officers’ attempt to gain forcible entry into his home (holding the door shut to prevent the officers from entering) we fail to see how the officers’ alleged failure to wait an objectively reasonable ...

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99-2296-CR State v. Henderson

“The rule against ‘rehabilitating’ a warrant after-the-fact by information known to the police but not included in the warrant application… applies only to challenges to the sufficiency of a search warrant under the warrant clause, not challenges to the manner ...

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00-1992 Herlache v. Zahran, et al.

Robin and Karen Zahran have appealed pro se from an order entered in the trial court on June 20, 2000, establishing the amount to be paid by them for the redemption of property which was the subject of a sheriff’s ...

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00-3174 U.S. v. Mitchell

“The officers, upon their arrival at the scene, clearly did not have sufficient information to immediately arrest Mitchell for being a felon in possession. However, we are of the opinion that the combination of a report of shots being fired, ...

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00-2078 Putnam, et al. v. Time Warner Cable

Where the plaintiff customers did not allege that they had received late bills, or that they intended to disregard the bills and late fees, the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing the customers’ claims for declaratory and ...

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00-2453-CR State v. Stannard

Scott Stannard appeals from a judgment convicting him of theft and an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Stannard contends that the presentence report writer was biased against him, prejudicing the sentencing process. We affirm. This opinion will not ...

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00-4008 & 00-4166 U.S. v. Watts

“While the Sixth Circuit’s reading of Apprendi is now perhaps a tenable one (and might indeed be the wave of the future), it is not, at this point, our reading. It is true, as noted by the Sixth Circuit, that ...

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00-2180 Industry to Industry, Inc. v. Hillsman Modular Molding, Inc.

Plaintiff corporation had been defendant corporation’s exclusive Wisconsin sales representative for 28 years when defendant terminated the agreement with 90 days’ notice. Defendant did not pay plaintiff commissions for orders submitted during the 90-day period; plaintiff brought this action alleging ...

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00-3309 Oak Brook Bank v. Northern Trust Co.

“[A] federal reserve bank is open to the public for substantially all of its banking functions whenever the check-processing department is open for the receipt of checks, which in the case of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is 24 ...

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98-CR-0104 U.S. v. Acosta, et al.

“In the trial of this criminal case I used a verdict form in which special interrogatories on all elements of the crime preceded a question on guilt or innocence… My reasons for using this verdict form appear in the transcript, ...

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99-1058 Nankin v. Village of Shorewood

“We are unable to identify any difference in situation or circumstance between properties located in populous counties and properties located in other counties in the state that would necessitate different legislation for the classes in challenging their property assessment. Properties ...

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00-1389 Maple Leaf Farms, Inc. v. State of Wisconsin – DNR

According to expert testimony elicited at the administrative hearing, landspreading manure improperly results in the release of pollutants to surface water or groundwater. If applied near streams, or on fields with drainage tile systems, runoff of pollutants into surface waters ...

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00-3419 Warsco v. Preferred Technical Group

“Despite Rau’s and Weingardt’s affidavits, which support the view that the payment to PTG was not part of the purchase price for Presidential’s assets, we believe that the nature of these transactions precludes summary judgment, at least on the record ...

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99-3193 Vandenberg v. Continental Ins. Co., et al.

Because we find that reasonable persons in the position of the plaintiff in the present case could reasonably believe that they had coverage under this exception for the supervision and control of their own child, the rule of narrow construction ...

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00-1281 Carroll v. DeTella

“The record establishes that the presence of lead in the water is due to the corrosion of the water pipes, which are made of lead that dissolves in the water – but only when the water is still, as it ...

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98-3002, 98-3300 Brunson v. Ward

“Brunson and Progressive contracted for $25,000 of UIM insurance, and Brunson paid a premium for that amount of coverage. However, Wis. Stat. sec. 632.32(4m)(d), in effect at the time Brunson purchased his policy, required UIM coverage of at least $50,000. ...

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00-2176 Cohn, et al. v. Town of Randall

In the absence of a showing of detrimental reliance by the residents, we conclude that the town may still, after 70 years, accept the continuing offer to dedicate the roads for public use. We also find that the town’s actions ...

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99-1052 Danner v. Auto-Owners Insurance

“The duty of good faith and fair dealing is implied in the insurance contract. We interpret insurance contracts to meet the reasonable expectation of the insured. Therefore, we conclude that the correct view is that the duty of good faith ...

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99-3023 Hoffman v. Caterpillar, Inc.

“Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Hoffman, we find that there is an issue of fact as to whether Hoffman would be able to operate the high-speed scanner. Because “Congress perceived that employers were basing employment decisions ...

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99-1142 Danbeck v. American Family Insurance Co.

“As this contract is written, UIM benefits are owed only when the tortfeasor’s liability insurance is insufficient to cover the UIM policyholder’s damages. According to the plain language of the policy, that insufficiency does not arise unless and until the ...

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00-1259 In Re the Marriage of: Nelson v. Nelson

Charlotte Nelson appeals from a judgment of divorce. The issue is whether the court erroneously exercised its discretion in dividing the property. We conclude it did not. We affirm. This opinion will not be published. Dist IV, Grant County, Vandehey, ...

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