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00-3544 Purdy v. Cap Gemini American Inc.

Even though plaintiff’s request for attorneys’ fees is based on a contract, not on a statute, and the request in Hartman v. Winnebago Cty., 216 Wis.2d 419 (1998) was made pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sec. 1988, which specifically provides that ...

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01-0238-CR State v. Scheiwe

Michael Scheiwe appeals from a judgment of conviction for 14 counts of criminal nonsupport. Scheiwe argues that 12 of the counts should be dismissed because they are barred by the statute of limitations or the doctrine of laches. He also ...

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00-3173 State v. Zimmerman

“Thus, this language unambiguously articulates categories of custodians whose control over parolees and probationers constitutes actual custody, namely: an institution, peace officer or guard. None of the categories includes probation or parole agents. This has been the implicit understanding of ...

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00-3959 Alvarado v. Litscher, et al.

“[I]t is not unreasonable to assume that in 1998-99, five years after the decision in [Helling v. McKinney, 509 U.S. 25 (1993)], prison officials knew or should have known that even though Alvarado was housed with a non-smoking cellmate on ...

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00-3088 Bohrer v. City of Milwaukee

This is because plaintiff’s game satisfies all seven provisions of the exemption, including, for example, that no purchase be necessary, that all prizes are randomly awarded, and the sponsor does not misrepresent a participant’s chances of winning any prize. “The ...

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01-0463 State v. Williams

“The questioning occurred after 2:30 in the morning on the shoulder of a rural interstate highway. Williams was standing outside his vehicle, facing the flashing emergency lights. These are not the kind of circumstances in which a citizen would feel ...

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01-0218 Float-Rite Park Inc. v. Village of Somerset

Float-Rite Park Inc. appeals an order affirming the Village of Somerset’s modification of Float-Rite’s interim conditional use permit. Float-Rite argues that: (1) the Village changed Float-Rite’s interim conditional use permit into a conditional use permit, thereby removing the Village’s right ...

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00-2425 White v. Indiana Parole Board

“Does a state prisoner need a certificate of appealability when seeking federal collateral review of a prison disciplinary board’s decision revoking good-time credits? We gave a negative answer in Walker v. O’Brien, 216 F.3d 626 (7th Cir. 2000), holding among ...

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01-1224-FT Tomlin v. Langlade County

This is an appeal of a small claims judgment awarding Marvin Tomlin compensation for damages to his motor vehicle that the trial court found were caused by the County’s negligent snowplow operation. The County contends that the trial court erred ...

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99-4162 Edwards v. U.S.

“The policy on which the [Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988)] Court relied – that is, that institutional constraints prevent prisoners from monitoring the delivery of a notice of appeal after it has been entrusted to the prison authorities ...

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01-0827 State v. McGuire

The State of Wisconsin appeals from a trial court order dismissing its action against Scott McGuire. McGuire is the licensee for the service of alcoholic beverages at the Sports Page Bar & Grill. The State cited both McGuire and his ...

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00-2269, 00-2723 U.S. v. Bogan

“In the factual situation before us, the evidence of the wine-making activity of Bogan and Calhoun serves to complete and answer a conceptual void in the history of the crime. To the lay juror, most likely unfamiliar with the manufacturing ...

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00-2875-CR State v. Balli

Lorenzo Balli appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted escape. The issue is whether there was a sufficient factual basis for the conviction. We conclude that there was. Accordingly, we affirm. This opinion will not be published. Dist IV, Columbia ...

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00-2665 U.S. v. Higgins

“There is no indication that the district court believed that Higgins intended to actually deprive ONB of the full $420,000 he purported to be depositing, as opposed to merely impressing the bank with his importance and then using some smaller ...

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01-0708 Lane v. Sharp Packaging Co. et al.

“Here, Lane alleges that Niebler acted ‘maliciously’ and ‘[w]ith actual intent to … defraud Lane’ and that Niebler ‘exceeded the bounds of his professional obligation to Sharp and the Scarberrys and became an active participant in … fraudulent activities, acting ...

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01-0621 City of Madison v. Jawara

Duke Jawara appeals a judgment convicting him of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OMVWI). The precise nature of Jawara’s claim of error cannot be ascertained from his brief, but it appears that he is ...

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00-2396 U.S. v. Martinez-Garcia

“[I]t is clear that the conduct admitted by Garcia in his plea of guilty to Count I of the 1988 Information fits within the parameters of an ‘attempt’ to commit a ‘theft offense.’ The 1988 Information charged Garcia with the ...

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01-1474-CR State v. Merkes

Karla R. Merkes appeals a judgment of conviction for causing injury by operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. She contends the trial court erred in concluding that the officer had probable cause to arrest her. ...

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01-1202 U.S. v. Frykholm,

“The district court did not deny her responsibility based solely upon the fact that she told the probation officer that she had never done anything wrong. The district court instead declined to give Frykholm the bargain-rate sentencing discount because she ...

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