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01-1984-CR State v. Scharenbroch

The State appeals an order dismissing its complaint against Danita Scharenbroch. The State charged Scharenbroch with violating a court order, as a party to a crime. The trial court dismissed the action because it concluded that violating a sec. 940.47 ...

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00-3400 U.S. v. Colvin

“[W]e believe the ‘deadly or dangerous weapon or device’ language added by the 1988 amendment makes clear Congress’ intent to authorize cumulative punishment of fire-related felonies. The 1988 amendment clarified that ‘any felony’ ‘includ[es] a felony which provides for an ...

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01-1042 Lloyd v. Firstar Bank Fond du Lac, et al.

Lewis Lloyd appeals from the order denying various motions, including his motion to vacate the order dismissing the underlying action. The issue on appeal is whether the appellant established excusable neglect for his failure to appear at two hearings on ...

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01-1982-CR State v. Marshalek

The State appeals the trial court’s order granting Michael A. Marshalek’s motion to suppress the results of a traffic stop and dismiss the offenses against him. The State argues that based upon the totality of the circumstances, the officer had ...

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00-3111 U.S. v. Childs

“By asking one question about marijuana, officer Chiola did not make the custody of Childs an ‘unreasonable’ seizure. What happened here must occur thousands of times daily across the nation: Officers ask persons stopped for traffic offenses whether they are ...

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01-1048 Morales v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company appeals an order denying its motions to set aside a default judgment and enlarge the time to answer the complaint, or, in the alternative, to reopen the issue of damages. Liberty argues that the circuit court ...

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01-2283-CR State v. Chapman

Geoffrey Chapman appeals his conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. He argues that his motion to suppress the evidence of intoxication should have been granted because he was seized without reasonable suspicion. We reject the argument and ...

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00-3196 In Re the Marriage of: Gray v. Gray

Mary Jo Gray appeals an order granting Mark Gray’s motion to reduce his child support obligation, setting his arrearage at $4,000, and denying Mary Jo’s motion to find Mark in contempt. She argues that the trial court incorrectly computed Mark’s ...

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01-0643-CR State v. Larson

Anthony Larson appeals a judgment convicting him of one count each of second-degree sexual assault and burglary, both as a repeater. He also appeals an order denying his motion for postconviction relief. Larson argues that the circuit court erred by ...

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00-1249 Thomas v. Chicago Park Dist.

Freedman is inapposite because, unlike the motion picture censorship scheme in that case, the Park District’s ordinance is not subject-matter censorship but content-neutral time, place, and manner regulation of the use of a public forum. None of the grounds for ...

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01-0540 In Re the Marriage of: Sundberg v. Sundberg

John Sundberg appeals his judgment of divorce. He challenges the unequal property division, arguing that there is no evidence as to the value of the marital assets; he claims there is insufficient evidence to support the court’s finding of bad ...

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01-2206 State v. Molinaro

Richard Molinaro, pro se, appeals an order denying his postconviction motion to modify his sentence. Following his guilty pleas, Molinaro was convicted of attempting to elude an officer as a repeater and sentenced to eight years in prison. He was ...

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99-1823 EEOC v. Waffle House, Inc.

The Fourth Circuit based its decision on its evaluation of the “competing policies” implemented by the ADA and the FAA, rather than on any language in either the statutes or the arbitration agreement between Baker and respondent. If the EEOC ...

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01-0933 In Re the Marriage of: Gantner v. Gantner

Diane Jo Gantner appeals from a judgment of divorce from Paul S. Gantner. She argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in awarding 75% of the marital property to Paul and in not awarding her maintenance. We affirm ...

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01-1179-CR, 01-1180-CR State v. Felten

Craig A. Felten appeals from the judgment of conviction entered against him and the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. The issue on appeal is whether Felten established the existence of a new factor which would warrant modification of ...

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00-1519 United States v. Arvizu

“The Ninth Circuit’s methodology departs sharply from these teachings, and it reached the wrong result in this case. Its evaluation and rejection of certain factors in isolation from each other does not take into account the “totality of the circumstances,” ...

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01-1902-NM, 01-1903-NM, 01-1904-NM, 01-1905-NM In Re the Termination of Parental Rights to: Amanda L.W., Damien L.W., April M.W., Jesse J.V.: Brown County Department of Health & Human Services v. Kimberly A.M., et al.

Kimberly A.M. appeals orders terminating her parental rights to two of her four children. She argues: (1) she was denied due process because the trial court conducted an in camera interview with the two children outside the presence of Kimberly ...

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00-3194 State v. Myers

Michael Myers appeals an order denying his postconviction motion in which he sought relief from a judgment convicting him of sexually assaulting his son and exposing the child to harmful material. He argues that his trial counsel was ineffective for ...

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01-1641 Koger v. Town of Seymour

Ernest Koger appeals an order lifting a stay of the raze order issued by the Town of Seymour pursuant to Wis. Stat. sec. 66.05(1m)(a) (1997-98). The circuit court found that grounds existed for the Town’s raze order on an unfinished ...

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99-2980 State v. Shuttlesworth

Although defendant contends that the state violated Wis. Stat. Sec. 972.11(5)(b) by failing to submit probability statistics in support of its DNA evidence against defendant in this kidnapping and sexual assault case, this appeal must be dismissed as improvidently granted ...

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00-2843 Kuski, et al. v. George, et al.

Jeremiah George and Nancy Pienkowski (collectively “the Georges”) appeal a judgment permanently enjoining them from hindering Steve and Tammy Kuski, Fred and Sabina Henckel and Richard and Catherine Peiguss (collectively “the Kuskis”) from their use of an easement. The Georges ...

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01-2293 Alliant Energy Corporation, et al. v. Bie, et al.

“A complaint need only state the nature of the claim; details can wait for later stages, such as an evidentiary hearing under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) or summary judgment under Rule 56… “[G]eneral factual allegations”, which suffice at the ...

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00-1861 Keip v. Nicewander, et al.

Carol Keip sued the Stevens Point Area School District; the district’s transportation director, James Nicewander; and the district’s insurer, Employers Insurance of Wausau, alleging defamation and, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (1994), a federal due process violation for failing ...

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01-1523 Jessup v. Luther, et al.

“The public has an interest in knowing what terms of settlement a federal judge would approve and perhaps therefore nudge the parties to agree to. All this would be of no moment, however, if the agreement were not in the ...

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01-0066 State v. Key

Troy Key appeals pro se from an order denying his motion for postconviction discovery. We conclude that the trial court’s determination that the sought-after evidence would not produce a different result at trial is not clearly erroneous. We affirm the ...

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01-2472-FT Chrysler Financial Company LLC v. Falter

Suzanne Falter appeals from the order of Judge Thomas Sazama denying her request for attorney fees under the Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA) and the order of Judge Richard Stafford denying her motion for reconsideration. The sole issue on appeal is ...

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01-0335-CR State v. Smiley

Eric Jason Smiley appeals from a judgment entered after a jury found him guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, while armed with a dangerous weapon. He also appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion. Smiley claims: (1) the trial court ...

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