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01-1218 Valley Land Company v. Salmon

John and Harriet Salmon appeal a judgment granting Valley Land Company specific performance on a land contract. After trial to the court, the court found that the parties’ conduct did not make time of the essence as to the Oct. ...

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01-2712 Ripple Management v. Goodavage, et al.

Diana Goodavage appeals the judgment of eviction based on a stipulation she entered into with Ripple Management. She contends the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in denying her motion for relief from the stipulation. We conclude the court properly ...

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01-131 Gisbrecht v. Barnhart

This conclusion is bolstered by Congress’ 1990 authorization of contingent-fee agreements under sec.406(a), which governs fees for agency-level representation. It would be anomalous if contract-based fees expressly authorized by sec.406(a)(2) at the administrative level were disallowed for court representation under ...

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01-2579 Brisbane v. Vallencillo

Peter Vallecillo challenges the circuit court’s order of a domestic abuse injunction against him. Vallecillo argues that there was insufficient evidence to find reasonable grounds to believe that Vallecillo might engage in domestic abuse of Nanci Brisbane, the petitioner. Because ...

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00-3905 Berman, et al. v. Young, et al.

“Based on our review of the record, Amanda and Pilar failed to produce evidence creating a genuine issue of fact as to the reasonableness of Young and Threatt’s suspicions of abuse. The district court was correct in determining that Young ...

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01-1933 Montalvo v. Borkovec, M.D.

“First, requiring the informed consent process here presumes that a right to decide not to resuscitate the newly born child or to withhold life-sustaining medical care actually existed. This premise is faulty. … “[I]n Wisconsin, in the absence of a ...

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01-0432 Willkomm v. Soriano, et al.

In this medical malpractice case, the appellants, the deceased patient’s husband and the special administrator of the estate of the deceased patient, raise five issues, none of which has merit. The issues are: (1) whether the evidence supports the jury’s ...

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01-2163 National Casualty Company v. Jackson

Robert James Jackson appeals from the judgment, entered on the jury verdict in a declaratory judgment action, awarding National Casualty Company $505.92 in costs to be recovered from him. He challenges the jury instruction and the special verdict question. We ...

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00-3407 Steele v. Barnhart

“At step three the ALJ needed to determine whether Steele was conclusively disabled based on one of the agency’s listed impairments. One relevant provision is listing 11.03, which deals with ‘minor motor seizures.’ It provides for a disability finding where ...

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01-1587 U.S. v. Conley

“The cardinal rule for reading multi-count indictments is that each count must stand on its own two feet; ‘[e]ach count … is regarded as if it was a separate indictment.’ United States v. Powell, 469 U.S. 57, 62 (1984) (quoting ...

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01-2113 State ex rel. Swinson v. McCaughtry

Jesse Swinson appeals the circuit court’s order dismissing his petition for certiorari review of the decision of the disciplinary committee at Waupun Correctional Institution. We conclude that there was sufficient evidence to support the committee’s finding of guilt on all ...

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01-3840 Davis v. Litscher

“Despite the various factors he offered to the Wisconsin courts, Davis failed to satisfy the requisite showing of materiality to warrant an in camera review. First, Davis only argued to the state court that Vance was depressed, not delusional, and ...

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01-3235 State ex rel. Bridges v. Berge

Jimmy Bridges appeals from an order dismissing a petition for a writ of certiorari. Bridges, an inmate, sought review of his placement in administrative confinement. On appeal, Bridges raises several arguments cast in terms of due process. Because Bridges has ...

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01-3975 U.S. v. Gajo

“As a general proposition, the statements of a non-conspirator are not admissible under Rule 801(d)(2)(E) … However, this is not a case where the district court admitted Smith’s statements as non-hearsay, but rather to provide context to a coconspirator’s statements ...

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