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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Leroy Stanton, Jr. appeals a judgment of conviction, following a jury trial, of one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of substantial battery.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

These appeals stem from an action brought in 2010 by Nathson Fields, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against the City of Chicago and individuals including several Chicago police officers as well as two former Cook County prosecutors.

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Immigration – Appellate Filling Fee

Fadeel Shuhaiber is confined to a wheelchair. Following the district court’s dismissal of claims he brought against the Illinois Department of Corrections under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act, Shuhaiber appealed and, based on his impoverished status, sought permission to proceed on appeal without prepaying the requisite filing fee.

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Punitive Damages

Without permission from Epic Systems, Tata Consultancy Services (“TCS”) downloaded, from 2012 to 2014, thousands of documents containing Epic’s confidential information and trade secrets.

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Order Amending Opinion

It is ORDERED that the opinion in this case issued October 21, 2020, is amended as follows: In the first line of the first sentence of the first paragraph under “I. BACKGROUND” on page two, strike “three counts” and replace that phrase with “one count”.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

This disciplinary matter comes to the court on Attorney Scholz's appeal of a report and recommendation filed by Referee Kim M. Peterson.

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Constitutionality – Operation of Motor Vehicle

Diane Tomko, pro se, appeals an order of the Dodge County Circuit Court finding her guilty of operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating a motor vehicle without registration, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and resisting an officer.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Chester J. Mass appeals from a judgment convicting him of first-degree intentional homicide, and an order denying his postconviction motion seeking a new trial on grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel.

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Sentence Modification

Jack B. Gramza appeals an order of the circuit court denying his request for sentence modification upon his successful completion of the Substance Abuse Program (SAP).

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Damages and Attorney’s Fees

Bee Moua appeals a judgment that awarded Elite Construction Custom Homes of Appleton, LLC, $8,685 in damages and $6,752.50 in attorney fees and costs.

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Fee Award – Attorney’s Fees

Plaintiffs Tai Matlin and James Waring have spent seventeen years embroiled in disputes related to the intellectual property claims at issue in this case.

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Sentencing Guidelines

This appeal presents several related issues about how federal judges should decide whether sentences in federal prosecutions should run consecutively to or concurrently with separate sentences in unrelated state prosecutions.

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Involuntary Commitment and Medication

W.G. appeals an involuntary recommitment order entered pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 51.20 and an involuntary medication order entered pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 51.61(1)(g)4.

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Arbitration Award

Lisa Taylor and Luis Cuevas (the homeowners) entered into a construction contract with Loren Imhoff Homebuilder, Inc. (the builder) for a remodeling project.

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