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00-1853 Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N.A.

The McDonnell Douglas framework-which requires the plaintiff to show (1) membership in a protected group, (2) qualification for the job in question, (3) an adverse employment action, and (4) circumstances supporting an inference of discrimination-is an evidentiary standard, not a ...

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01-2566 In the Interest of Sheldon R.: State v. Sheldon R.

Sheldon R. appeals from a juvenile court order waiving juvenile court jurisdiction and referring the matter to the district attorney for further criminal proceedings in adult court. Sheldon also appeals a subsequent order denying reconsideration of the original order. We ...

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01-1492 City of Baraboo v. Ranum

Gary Ranum appeals a judgment of conviction for driving while under the influence of an intoxicant, first offense. He contends the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion in denying his request for a continuance of the trial so that he ...

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00-4110, 01-1810 U.S. ex rel. Chandler v. Cook County

“On the matter of irreparable injury, Dr. Chandler has asserted only the prejudice that comes with any delay in a judicial proceeding. On the other hand, Cook County can, and does, argue that its immunity from punitive damages is, in ...

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01-1319 Columbia County v. Kloostra

Gary Kloostra appeals a judgment convicting him of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OMVWI) in violation of a Columbia County ordinance. He claims the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence ...

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00-4239 Lesch v. Crown Cork & Seal Co.

Accounting is a profession (like many others) that has become increasingly computerized in recent years. The uncontroverted evidence in this record establishes that CT was moving toward a more computer-reliant system of accounting. There is also no question that Genutis’ ...

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01-2060 Champeau v. City of Milwaukee

“In reviewing the record, we conclude that the trial court’s findings of fact are not clearly erroneous. The testimony of an expert witness, Officer Wilcox, supports the trial court’s findings that these machines were not amusement devices, that they recorded ...

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01-1992 Radman v. Gustafson

Darlene Gustafson appeals a judgment dismissing her counterclaim and an order denying her motion for reconsideration. Gustafson sought rescission of her conveyance of Hap’s Landing Campground to her daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Kevin Radman. Gustafson argues that the trial ...

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01-2561-CR State v. Skenandore

Douglas G. Skenandore appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OWI), third offense, pursuant to Wis. Stat. secs. 346.63(1)(a) and 346.65(2)(c). On appeal, Skenandore argues that the trial court ...

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00-4048 Patterson v. Avery Dennison Corp.

“It is clear that Meyer was not similarly situated to Patterson because they reported to different supervisors and had different levels of experience and job responsibilities. The most significant fact distinguishing Patterson from Meyer is that, at the time of ...

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01-1495 Burton v. Fish

Michael Fish appeals from an order which enjoined him from having any contact with Ann Burton, her family, or her employers for a period of two years. He claims the order is invalid because he was given insufficient notice of ...

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01-2069 State v. Hanson

Jeanne M. Hanson appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) as a repeat offender pursuant to Wis. Stat. secs. 346.63(1)(a) and 345.55(2)(b). Hanson challenges the trial court’s ruling denying her motion to suppress ...

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01-2095 Hilt-Dyson v. City of Chicago

“Despite Ms. Hilt-Dyson’s subjective perceptions concerning ERPS, an objective person would not view her work environment as hostile or abusive. In particular, the back rubbing incidents at issue in this case, although inappropriate behavior in the workplace, do not constitute ...

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01-0106 Murray v. City of Milwaukee

“Since neither Murray nor the officers he represented have a cause of action against the City for attorney fees under Wis. Stat. § 895.35, it logically follows that they do not have a cause of action under § 895.35 even ...

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01-1952 Gasienica v. Richman

John Gasienica filed a small claims action alleging that a neighboring property owner, Neil Richman, failed to adequately maintain a ditch that carries surface water run-off in an area near the boundary of the two properties. Water run-off allegedly caused ...

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01-1231-CR State v. Slinker

Michael W. Slinker was sentenced in Washington County to a 25-year prison term to be served concurrently to a 20-year term imposed in Sheboygan County. Subsequently, Slinker successfully appealed the Sheboygan County case; it was dismissed, new charges were filed ...

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01-2627 Anderson v. Litscher

“Without question, review of a state criminal conviction by the United States Supreme Court is considered ‘direct review’ of that conviction. See Bell v. Maryland, 378 U.S. 226, 232 (1964). Because the plain terms of section 2244 include the period ...

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01-0911 Berends v. Mack Truck, Inc.

“We agree with the circuit court that the phrase, ‘At the direction of a consumer’ is unambiguous. It requires the consumer to make a choice and communicate that choice to the manufacturer. Because Berends failed to specify whether he wanted ...

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01-1101 Stasiewicz v. Pagan, et al.

Juan Pagan, Jr. and Allstate Insurance Company (collectively, “Allstate”) appeal from a judgment entered in favor of Daniel S. Stasiewicz. Allstate claims: (1) the trial court erred in failing to dismiss Stasiewicz’s claim for permanent injury; (2) the trial court ...

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01-2219 Miller, et al. v. City of Indianapolis

“Everyone in either group is a member of the military, which raises the fundamental question as to how a policy can have a disparate impact on certain people because of their military status and at the same time give an ...

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01-0165 Lopez v. Labor and Industry Review Commission

“While we agree with Lopez that discriminatory working conditions are a serious matter, we reject his conclusion that his reaction may not reasonably be considered misconduct. LIRC could reasonably decide that Lopez’s reaction was not justified and constituted misconduct even ...

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01-1007 Tucci v. Rubin, et al.

Tammy L. Tucci appeals the judgment rendered in favor of Dr. Ronald G. Rubin and his insurance company after a jury trial in her medical malpractice suit. Tucci argues that the trial court: (1) erroneously exercised its discretion in permitting ...

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01-1100 In Re: the Marriage of Benta Njai v. Lang

“We stress that a plaintiff is not required, on a threshold basis, to establish that one of the grounds for the exercise of personal jurisdiction exists. All the plaintiff need do is properly serve the defendant. Thereafter, it is incumbent ...

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01-1634-CR State v. Wimpie

Travis S. Wimpie appeals from a judgment of conviction entered on a jury verdict convicting him of one count of armed robbery, as a party to a crime. He also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion for a ...

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01-1328 Green v. Benden, et al.

“The Younger factors all favor abstention. First, Dr. Green’s state-court administrative review action, which plainly is judicial in nature, was pending when he filed this lawsuit… Second, the DPR proceedings implicate important state interests in the regulation and licensing of ...

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00-2712 State ex rel. Treat v. Puckett

“There is no dispute that periodic review of inmates’ security classifications and program assignments are necessary to maintain an orderly and secure correctional facility and to meet the rehabilitative needs of individual inmates. … It is therefore necessary that the ...

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