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00-3242 Rodriguez v. U.S.

“Rodriguez also claims that his counsel’s performance was substandard because he effectively entered a guilty plea by conceding that Rodriguez delivered ten ounces of marijuana to Michael Cook, a former conspirator who was, at the time, in Texas cooperating with ...

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01-0931-CR State v. Sanicki

James Sanicki Jr., appeals a judgment convicting him of first-degree intentional homicide. He also appeals an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Sanicki argues that the trial court misused its discretion by denying his motion for a new trial ...

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01-1383 U.S. v. Alvarez-Martinez

“The act of prying open the window of a locked vehicle qualifies as a use of physical force against the property of another, as 18 U.S.C. sec. 16(a) uses the term-this was not a case in which the car owner ...

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01-1021 Flint v. O'Connell, M.D.

“Therefore, we conclude that Rieck [v. Medical Protective Co., 64 Wis.2d 514 (1974)] controls the public policy analysis of the damages associated with the costs of raising a healthy child to the age of majority because Flint had only an ...

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01-2021-CR State v. Grubor

Alexander Grubor appeals from a judgment of conviction of possession of THC with intent to deliver and a related tax stamp violation. He argues that the jury was tainted because the venire panel viewed weapons during voir dire. He also ...

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01-0774 State v. Rouse

“Although it is true that Rouse’s crime was not the cause of the bank’s employees being paid their salaries, Rouse does not dispute that his conduct was a substantial factor in causing them to investigate his forgeries rather than perform ...

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01-1292-CR State v. Nelson

Mark Nelson appeals from the judgment of conviction entered after a jury trial and the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. He argues on appeal that the trial court erred when it admitted certain evidence. Because we conclude that ...

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01-1662 State v. Smith

“When the trial court stated that it saw a need to ‘avoid needless consumption of time’ and to ‘protect [the victim] from further harassment,’ it tacitly invoked § 904.03. In light of this, [citation], and the following reasons, we conclude ...

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01-0967-CR State v. Taylor

William D. Taylor appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him and the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. The issue on appeal is whether Taylor received ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Because Taylor failed to provide the ...

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01-2237-CR State v. Moffett

Warren A. Moffett appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury found him guilty of three counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child. Moffett also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion for a new trial. ...

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01-2493 Schmidt v. Wisconsin O'Connor Corporation

David Schmidt and Shelby Williams (collectively, Schmidt) appeal from a circuit court order dismissing their postjudgment motion to reconsider a Wis. Stat. ch. 799 small claims judgment based on a court commissioner’s decision that denied them double damages and attorney’s ...

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01-1250 Bentz v. Mosling

Michael Mosling appeals a judgment dismissing his counterclaim against Jane Bentz for her alleged misrepresentation in the sale of a dental practice. Mosling claims that during the parties’ negotiation over the purchase price, Bentz misrepresented the number of prepaid patients ...

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01-2149 In re: Edwin R. Smith

“In an oral ruling, the court modified the Plan and then confirmed it. The court did so after stating that he ‘closely scrutinizes these cases to determine whether there – the plan is proposed in good faith.’ Bankr. Tr. at ...

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00-4196 Mitchell v. Donchin, et al.

“Rappaport told Mitchell that other people had made the decision to terminate the funding for Oasis Graphics Arts and that he thought that Felner was the motivating force behind the decision. Additionally, Rappaport told Mitchell that he strongly opposed terminating ...

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01-2395 Ienco v. City of Chicago

“In [Newsome v. McCabe, 256 F.3d 747 (7th Cir. 2001)], we withdrew dicta in four of our previous opinions – which had each been understood to permit Section 1983 malicious prosecution claims but bar similar claims asserting that defendants’ actions ...

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01-2520 Atwell v. Lisle Park District

“It is doubtful that estoppel could ever bring a case in which there was no violation of the Constitution into federal court under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, the statute under which Atwell sued, which creates a remedy for violations of ...

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01-2139 Schmitz v. Firstar Bank Milwaukee

“We accept Schmitz’s argument that he executed two limited powers of attorney to Georgetown in July and August of 1992 for the immediate purpose of authorizing Georgetown to liquidate certain insurance policies. However, the final sentence of the July 1992 ...

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01-1970 Bruno, et al. v. Milwaukee County, et al.

Twenty-five former Milwaukee County employees appeal a declaratory judgment concluding that they are not entitled to additional pension service credit due to their pre-employment military service under sec. 201.24(2.10) of the Milwaukee County Code. The ordinance applies to “all retirees ...

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