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Tag Archives: Civil Digest

Termination of Parental Rights

Jessica appeals from an order terminating her parental rights (TPR) to her daughter, and an order denying her motion for postdispositional relief.

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Abuse of Discretion – Evidentiary Hearing

Willie Allison appeals a judgment, entered upon a jury’s verdicts, convicting him of three counts of human trafficking, as a repeater; one count of second-degree reckless injury, as a repeater; two counts of delivering three grams or less of heroin, as a second or subsequent offense, with one count as a party to a crime; and one count of maintaining a drug trafficking place, as a second or subsequent offense.

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Sentence Credit

Tanya M. Liedke appeals from an order denying her motion for correction of sentence credit.

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Plea Withdrawal – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Daimon Von Jackson, Jr. appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after his no contest plea to second-degree reckless homicide as a repeater with the use of a dangerous weapon contrary to WIS. STAT. §§ 940.06(1) (2013-14),1 939.62(1)(c), and 939.63(1)(b) (hereinafter “second-degree reckless homicide”), and from an order denying his postconviction motion seeking to withdraw his plea.

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Plea Withdrawal

Andrew M. Obregon appeals from a judgment of conviction for various offenses, including first-degree intentional homicide, as well as from an order denying his postconviction motion seeking plea withdrawal.

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Plea Withdrawal

Tommie Lee Carter appeals his judgment of conviction entered after he pled guilty to attempted robbery with the threat of force.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Charles Fedie appeals from a judgment of conviction for both possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child, as well as the denial of his motion for postconviction relief.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Paul Brian Jones appeals from a judgment, entered following a bench trial, convicting him of first-degree sexual assault of a child under thirteen years old and from orders denying him postconviction relief.

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Due Process Violation

VK Citgo LLC and Gurdev Singh (collectively “Citgo”) appeal the order of the circuit court affirming the decision of the City of Milwaukee and the City of Milwaukee Common Council (collectively the “City”) not to renew Citgo’s licenses for Extended Hours Establishment, Filling Station, Weights and Measures, and Food Dealer (the “Licenses”).

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Steve Deshunn Young appeals his judgments of conviction entered after he pled guilty to charges of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent; second-degree recklessly endangering safety, with a habitual criminality enhancer; felony bail jumping, with a habitual criminality enhancer; possession with intent to deliver heroin; and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Jared J. Lanier-Cotton appeals his judgment of conviction for substantial battery intending bodily harm, intimidating a witness by use of force, battery to a witness, all as party to a crime, and felony bail jumping.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

WI Court of Appeals – District III Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Vernon K. Sommerfeldt Case No.: 2019AP1602-CR Officials: Stark, P.J., Hruz and Gill, JJ. Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Vernon Sommerfeldt appeals from a judgment of conviction for second-degree sexual assault and an order denying him postconviction relief. Sommerfeldt claims that his trial counsel was ineffective in several ...

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Habeas Relief – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Michael Gilbreath was convicted by a Wisconsin jury of first degree sexual assault of a child for repeatedly molesting his step-granddaughter, S.L., beginning in approximately 2002 or 2003 when she was nine years old, and ending in 2006 when she was twelve.

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Recreational Immunity

After Brent Ludwig drowned in a tragic accident on United States Forest Service property in Oregon, Dana Ludwig, his wife and administrator of his estate, brought an action against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Dana Ludwig sought damages for both negligence and wrongful death.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review the report of Referee James Evenson recommending that the court suspend Attorney Eric L. Crandall's license to practice law in Wisconsin for 60 days.

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Certiorari Review – Tax Assessment

The petitioner, City of Waukesha (the City), seeks review of a published opinion of the court of appeals that reversed the circuit court's order that allowed the City to seek certiorari review of a tax assessment determination of the City of Waukesha Board of Review (the Board).

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Postconviction Relief – Plea Withdrawal

Anthony Carl Chancy appeals judgments of conviction for two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and an order denying his postconviction motion to withdraw two pleas of guilty.

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