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01-1311 State v. Haines

Where the statute of limitations had not yet run for defendant as of the effective date of the amendment to Wis. Stat. sec. 939.74(2)(c), the amended age 26 limitations period for the assault victim applies to defendant, not the prior ...

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02-5636 Kaupp v. Texas

“A 17-year-old boy was awakened in his bedroom at three in the morning by at least three police officers, one of whom stated ‘we need to go and talk.’ He was taken out in handcuffs, without shoes, dressed only in ...

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01-3063-CR State v. Picotte

“The circuit court ruled that while the year-and-a-day rule may have been the law in Wisconsin, the legislature abrogated the common-law rule when it enacted Wis. Stat. § 939.74(2). We agree with both the State and the defendant that the ...

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01-1573 Alejo v. Heller

“[The district court] concluded that rather than staying the case until Alejo successfully challenged the validity of the underlying disciplinary proceedings (a decision that could cause the case to remain on the court’s docket in perpetuity should Alejo’s subsequent attempts ...

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02-3154 Village of Hales Corners v. Larson

Bruce E. Larson appeals from a circuit-court judgment convicting him of violating a Village of Hales Corners ordinance making it unlawful to harbor a barking dog. The circuit-court judgment was entered following its de novo review of a municipal-court judgment, ...

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02-2124 Hook v. Bonner, et al.

Michael and Betty Hook bought a house from William and Judith Bonner. The Hooks commenced this action alleging, in part, that the Bonners failed to properly treat or repair fire damage to the house and that the Bonners misrepresented the ...

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02-3078 Storm v. Storm

“[W]hat Brion seeks is a legal determination that the terms of Evelyn’s final will and trust, executed in October 2000, are invalid because they were allegedly procured through the exertion of undue influence by Robert. Brion claims that the change ...

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02-1803 Bhatt v. BIA

“This Court has jurisdiction to review BIA actions pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1252, which requires an alien to seek review of a final removal order in the court of appeals. That section further provides as follows: ‘Exclusive jurisdiction. Except ...

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02-2764-CR State v. Brantley

Edward Brantley appeals a judgment entered on his no contest plea to one count of reckless abuse of a child by a person responsible for the child’s welfare and an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Brantley contends the ...

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02-2246-CR State v. Cooper

Michael Cooper appeals from a judgment convicting him, over pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect (NGI), of a fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), a second offense of operating after revocation ...

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02-2625-CR State v. Yang

Nou Yang appeals from a judgment entered on a jury verdict finding him guilty of substantial battery, with the intent to cause bodily harm, as an habitual offender. He also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion to vacate ...

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01-4245 U.S. v. Payton

“There was other evidence as well, including testimony from people who bought drugs directly from Payton, but this does not mean (as Payton suggests) that the evidence against him was limited to ‘unconnected buyer-seller transactions.’ Such transactions involve only the ...

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Issue Preclusion Case Analysis

Unfortunately, in the wake of this decision, motorists who are involved in automobile accidents and receive municipal citations will be wise to plead no contest rather than fight the citation, regardless of how much they feel they may be in ...

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Board resolution seeks EEOC hearings

Be it resolved that the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the Wisconsin Bar requests that the Board of Governors: 1) Communicate with EEOC officials and members of the Wisconsin Congres-sional delegation urging that prior to any restructuring there be ...

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Condemnation Case Analysis

It was obvious when the Supreme Court issued its decision in DNR v. Waukesha that it would be impossible for parties in numerous types of actions with statutes of limitation less than 120 days to both file a notice of ...

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02-0063 Walburg, et al. v. Skrzeczkoski, et al.

Randolph Peters and the Estate of John and Donna Mente appeal summary judgment granted to Progressive Northern Insurance Company and Wausau-Stettin Mutual Insurance Company. The circuit court reasoned that Peters’s automobile liability policy through Progressive did not cover the accident ...

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