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98-3665 Boss v. Pierce

“We regard as untenable a broad rule that any information possessed by a defense witness must be considered available to the defense for Brady purposes. To begin with, it is simply not true that a reasonably diligent defense counsel will ...

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00-2633 Giffin v. Poetzl, et al.

Accordingly, where plaintiffs charged that the building inspectors negligently performed their inspections on plaintiffs’ new home construction, the trial court erred in ruling that the inspectors were town employees. Maney-Miller employees were independent contractors because the town did not attempt ...

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01-0602-CR State v. Tutor

George Tutor appeals a judgment convicting him of one count of possession of an untagged deer carcass, and an order denying his postconviction motion. Although Tutor alludes to several issues upon which he believes he is entitled to relief, the ...

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01-1729 U.S. v. Byrd

“Byrd argued that imposing a 12-month sentence would in essence deprive him of any benefit for acceptance of responsibility because 12 months was the maximum sentence he could have received by statute. “Byrd submits that although the government did not ...

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01-0851 State v. Langenbach

This is so because: (1) any effort by the State to compel a defendant to testify against his will at his sentencing hearing clearly contravenes the Fifth Amendment and there is a possibility that defendant could be sentenced in this ...

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01-0584 State v. Lemke

Dale J. Lemke appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Lemke contends that the investigative stop of his vehicle was illegal under Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), and Wis. Stat. sec. ...

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00-3084 State v. Tulley

“Because the three prospective jurors with whom the court spoke in camera did not serve on the jury, we conclude that the State has met its burden to show that there is no reasonable possibility that the court’s error contributed ...

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01-0578-CR State v. Yench

Leroy A. Yench appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), second offense. Yench pled guilty to the charge following the trial court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence of a blood test ...

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00-2916 State v. Davis

“Therefore, we reverse the order of the trial court denying the State’s motion to compel Glenn E. Davis to submit to a reciprocal psychological examination and remand to the trial court to conduct further proceedings consistent with this opinion. … ...

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00-2914 State v. Krause

James D. Krause appeals pro se from an order denying his postconviction motions for sentence modification and for a restitution hearing. Krause argues that the trial court failed to articulate adequate grounds for denying the motions without a hearing. We ...

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00-1825 Bicknese v. Sutula, et al.

Alma Bicknese appeals from a postverdict judgment dismissing her claims against Thomas Sutula for promissory estoppel and intentional misrepresentation. After the jury found in favor of Bicknese on the estoppel claim, the trial court entered judgment notwithstanding the verdict and ...

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00-2783 State v. Ward

Jeffrey Ward appeals an order denying his Wis. Stat. sec. 974.06 (1999-2000) postconviction motion in which he alleged that his 12-year sentence was excessive and his postconviction counsel was ineffective for not challenging the sentence. Because the trial court properly ...

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00-2502 In Re the Marriage of: Spielman v. Spielman

In this postdivorce proceeding, Jeffrey Spielman appeals an order granting Donna Spielman’s motion to modify maintenance. He argues that the court was without authority to modify maintenance because the original maintenance term had expired. He also argues that the court ...

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00-2902 In re: Dennis E. Carlson, Debtor

“The Bankruptcy Code requires the debtor to list as assets of the estate in bankruptcy ‘all legal or equitable interests of the debtor in property as of the commencement of the case.’ 11 U.S.C. sec. 541(a). The term ‘legal or ...

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00-2940 Pederson v. Anibas

Jerry Anibas appeals a judgment awarding Linda Pederson $39,500 on her unjust enrichment claim. He argues that the trial court’s findings were clearly erroneous. He further argues that the trial court erroneously included certain assets and refused to address his ...

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01-0330-FT Walsh Apartments LLC v. Mac-Gray Co. Inc.

Mac-Gray Co. Inc. appeals an order which granted Walsh Apartments LLC, a writ of restitution evicting Mac-Gray from its occupancy of the laundry rooms in Walsh’s apartment complex. Mac-Gray had leased the laundry rooms from the former owner of the ...

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99-3789 Stutler v. Illinois Department of Corrections

“Taking the facts in the light most favorable to Stutler, we conclude that no reasonable jury could find that the conduct endured by Stutler was severe enough to rise to the level of an adverse employment action. Rockett’s conduct after ...

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00-2630 Pulver, et al. v. Jennings, et al.

Melvin Pulver appeals the judgment entered upon a jury verdict awarding him $9,153 damages plus costs and interest for injuries he sustained in a three-car automobile accident. Pulver contends he is entitled to a new trial because: (1) the jury’s ...

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99-2710 Frazier v. Delco Electronics Corporation

“[T]here is no evidence that Spears had a sexual or romantic interest in Frazier, though that is possible. But many cases of sexual harassment involve hostility to female coworkers because they are female. Sometimes it is because the men feel ...

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00-3373-CR State v. Booth

Kevin Booth, pro se, appeals his judgment of conviction for attempted second-degree sexual assault with a person who the defendant knows is unconscious and an order denying postconviction relief. Booth argues that: (1) he was denied his Sixth Amendment right ...

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01-0505 State v. Collette

Andrew B. Collette appeals pro se from a judgment of conviction and an order denying postconviction relief. In his pro se postconviction motion, Collette contended that his postconviction counsel was ineffective, that the sentencing violated his double jeopardy protection and ...

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01-2989 Henderson v. U.S.

“Henderson’s first motion was not a section 2255 motion as such; it is deemed a section 2255 motion as a result of the rule adopted in Evans and other cases… Nothing in AEDPA says that a motion not labeled as ...

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00-2734-CR State v. Bryant

Sirvictor Bryant appeals from a judgment convicting him of possessing cocaine with intent to deliver it and three misdemeanors. The issues are whether the trial court erred by allowing the State to present certain testimony at his trial and by ...

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00-2091 Whitehead v. Cowan

“Whitehead argues that his right to a fair and impartial jury was violated because a local newspaper published the names and addresses of the jurors. Indeed, the Supreme Court has found that publication of juror names and addresses can contribute ...

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00-1868 In Re: the Marriage of Sandra Lynn Modrow v. Kim Modrow

Although a husband’s incarceration may be considered in determining child support obligations, the trial court appropriately observed that the husband’s incarceration was the result of his voluntary choice to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated despite four previous OWI arrests, ...

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00-2558-CR State v. Obriecht

Andrew Obriecht appeals a judgment convicting him of one count of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, five counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of disorderly conduct, all as a repeat offender. The issue is whether the ...

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