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Contribution Case Analysis

On top of the reasons given by Justice Prosser in his dissent, the result is problematic in that it creates an absurd inconsistency with other cases involving contribution claims between defendants. In McGee v. Bates, 2005 WI App 19, 278 ...

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Settlement Case Analysis

The strongest argument that the employees had in this case is the one they failed to raise in the district court, and thus, waived. Illinois, like Wisconsin, requires that, when a city is a party to a lawsuit, the city ...

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Stillborn Case Analysis

Although the decision affirms the court of appeals, the effect is to reverse it in one respect, and leave another important issue undecided. The court of appeals specifically declined to consider whether Shannon could file a motion under sec. 885.23 ...

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Relation Back Case Analysis

The opinion in this case should be considered a good candidate for reversal, were the Supreme Court to accept review. The circumstances are far more similar to Korkow v. General Casualty Co. of Wisconsin, 117 Wis.2d 187, 344 N.W.2d 108 ...

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Personal Property Case Analysis

Although the court affirms the court of appeals, it nevertheless changes the law significantly. The court of appeals held that a person cannot have a reasonable expectation of privacy in personal property in an automobile, if the person has no ...

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Dismissal Case Analysis

The only arguable flaw in the court’s opinion is the absence of any choice of law discussion. The court endorses the reasoning of the Fifth and Eighth Circuits in Phillips v. Ill. Cent. Gulf R.R., 874 F.2d 984 (5th Cir. ...

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Ziegler, Clifford will face off

Ziegler Ziegler receives 57% of primary votes, Clifford gets 27%, Sommers drops with 16% On Feb. 20, voters decisively picked the pair of candidates who will compete in this spring’s election for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Washington ...

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Jury Fees Case Analysis

The court’s interpretation of sec. 814.51 is contrary to the plain language of the statute, something the court freely acknowledges in a footnote. The statute provides that a court may impose jury fees, “if a jury demand has been made ...

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Sanctions Case Analysis

The multiple opinions in this case leave much uncertain. About the only thing that is certain is that a court may not dismiss a complaint as a sanction for discovery abuses by an attorney if the client is blameless. That ...

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