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Preliminary Injunction

The district court entered an injunction that prohibits officials from enforcing these provisions of Indiana’s law...

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review the report and recommendation of Referee Jean A. DiMotto that Attorney Robert B. Moodie's petition for reinstatement of his license to practice law in Wisconsin be granted.

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Wrongful Termination of Employment – Sufficiency of Evidence

Dr. Sabina Leigh Burton appeals a circuit court order affirming, on judicial review under WIS. STAT. ch. 227, the decision of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (the Board) terminating her employment as a tenured professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWPL).

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Jesus M. Medina Fernandez appeals judgments of conviction entered after a jury found him guilty of three counts of first-degree sexual assault by use of a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

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Due Process Violation

Erik A. Andrade appeals the circuit court order upholding the decision of the City of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (the Board) to discharge him from service as an officer with the Milwaukee Police Department.

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Sentence Modification

Nugene A. Jackson, pro se, appeals from an order of the circuit court that denied his motion for sentence modification.

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Insurance Claim – Coverage

The Estate of Michael Shimeta and Terry Scherr appeal an order denying their motion for judgment on the pleadings and granting Acuity, a Mutual Insurance Co.’s motion for declaratory judgment.

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Motion to Suppress Denied – Out-of-Court Identification

Jeffrey William Koepsel, Jr., appeals from a judgment, entered on a jury’s verdicts, convicting him of one count of first-degree reckless injury with use of a dangerous weapon as a party to a crime, one count of substantial battery with use of a dangerous weapon as party to a crime, and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault.

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Motion for Reconsideration Denied – Attorney Fees

Attorney Lynne A. Layber appeals the circuit court order denying reconsideration of its determination of reasonable attorney fees she earned representing Julie Ziolkowski and the Estate of Ronald Ziolkowski (collectively, “Ziolkowski”) in their case against WMK, LLC d/b/a Mobility Works, LLC and Navigator Insurance Company.

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Subject-matter Jurisdiction – Breach-of-contract

This labyrinth of appeals stems from a breach of contract claim brought by Big Shoulders Capital LLC against San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad Inc. (SLRG) and Mt. Hood Railroad Co., with federal jurisdiction ostensibly based on diversity of citizenship.

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Title VII Violation – Religious Accommodations

Mohammed Mahran, an Egyptian Muslim, sued Advocate Christ Medical Center, his former employer, raising claims of employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”).

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Attorney Fees

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of several federal statutes that allows a prevailing party to shift its attorneys’ fees to its adversary.

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FDCPA – Subject-matter Jurisdiction

This case presents a problem that has become familiar to our circuit: alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that have not caused the plaintiff any concrete harm.

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Standing to Sue

Lake Arrowhead Association, a homeowners’ association, commenced this small claims action seeking a money judgment for unpaid assessments and associated charges allegedly owed by Opal Straub on property in the Association.

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4th Amendment Violation – Search & Seizure

Caleb James Watson appeals from a judgment of conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), third offense, contending the circuit court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence.

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