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Civil Digest

Nov 18, 2021

Suppression of Evidence – Blood Test

Kody R. Kohn appeals from a judgment of conviction after a jury found him guilty of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration (PAC), both as second offenses, and of bail jumping.

Nov 18, 2021

Plain Error – Jury Instructions

Philip N. Holland appeals a judgment of conviction for first-degree intentional homicide, theft of moveable property and possession of an illegally obtained prescription.

Nov 18, 2021

Due Process Violation – Arbitration Award

The Green Bay Professional Police Association (hereinafter, “the Association”) and Andrew Weiss (hereinafter, “Weiss”), appeal a summary judgment granted in favor of the City of Green Bay (hereinafter, “the City”), confirming an arbitration award.

Nov 18, 2021

Involuntary Commitment and Medication

Daniel appeals from an order for commitment and an order for involuntary medication and treatment, both entered pursuant to WIS. STAT. ch. 51.

Nov 18, 2021

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Rodney Lewis Bowman, Sr., appeals from the judgments of conviction for charges of child abuse, strangulation, and witness intimidation, all arising out of his actions toward his sixteen-year-old daughter.

Nov 18, 2021

Abuse of Discretion – Sufficiency of Evidence

Jennifer Brennan, Allen Osterbrink, and Eland Fisheree (collectively, the defendants) appeal from a $10,690.90 small claims judgment in favor of Eland Fisheree LLC (the LLC), James Stoltz, Cynthia VanLanen, and Denise Larson (collectively with the LLC, the plaintiffs).

Nov 17, 2021

Admission of Evidence – Expert Testimony

A jury found that William Julius set fire to the building where his ex-girlfriend was living after she spurned his attempts to rekindle their relationship.

Nov 17, 2021

Summary Judgment – Title VII Violation

Citing an alleged budget deficit, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (“the Board”) laid off approximately 1,077 teachers and 393 paraprofessional educators in the summer of 2011.

Nov 17, 2021

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

David Minnick pleaded no contest in Wisconsin state court to several crimes that resulted from a violent confrontation involving his then‐wife.

Nov 17, 2021

Breach of Contract – Equalize Capital Contributions

Christos Dimas appeals a judgment ordering him to pay his former business partner, George Stergiadis, for capital contributions Stergiadis made to their failed business, 1600 South, LLC.

Nov 17, 2021

Collective Bargaining Agreement – Arbitration

Five persons who used to work for Kerry, Inc., in Illinois filed this suit as a class action in state court.

Nov 17, 2021

Breach-of-contract – Conversion of Property

After the City of Joliet, Illinois, condemned a housing development managed by New West and New Bluff (collectively New West), and paid $15 million for the properties, the parties disagreed about the appropriate disposition of a fund worth roughly $2.7 million.


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