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CHIPS – Due Process Violation

If a circuit court determines a child is in need of protection or services (CHIPS) due to a parent's neglect, refusal, or inability (for reasons other than poverty) to provide necessary care to the extent that the physical health of the child is seriously endangered, the circuit court may order the child removed from the parental home.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceeding

We review the report of the referee, Reserve Judge William M. Gabler, Sr., recommending that this court revoke Attorney Christopher S. Petros' license to practice law in Wisconsin, require him to pay $5,000 in restitution to the father of a former client, and require him to pay the full costs of this disciplinary proceeding, which total $3,910.22 as of February 3, 2021.

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Property Tax Assessment – Hub Facility Exemption

The petitioners, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways (collectively, Southwest), seek review of an unpublished opinion of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court's determination that Southwest does not qualify for the "hub facility" property tax exemption.

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Insurance Claim – Coverage

Ismet Islami seeks review of the court of appeals decision affirming the Waukesha County Circuit Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Kemper Independence Insurance Company (Kemper) denying coverage to Ismet for the loss of her home.

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Time-barred – Notice of Claim

The petitioner, Southport Commons, LLC (Southport), seeks review of a published court of appeals decision that affirmed the circuit court's grant of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) motion for judgment on the pleadings.

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Plea Withdrawal – CHIPS

In this consolidated appeal, “Eileen” appeals from: (1) WIS. STAT. ch. 48 dispositional orders finding her children “Erika,” “April,” and “Mark” in need of protection or services (CHIPS); and (2) an order denying her post-disposition motion to withdraw her no-contest pleas in the CHIPS actions. Eileen seeks review of the latter order on the grounds that the CHIPS petition does not reflect a sufficient factual basis for her pleas.

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Divorce – Maintenance

Shannen Richard appeals a judgment of divorce and a subsequent order addressing her motion to clarify the circuit court’s decision regarding maintenance.

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Postconviction Relief – Newly Discovered Evidence

Lamont Donnell Sholar appeals from two orders denying his motions for postconviction relief and his judgment of conviction for one count of armed robbery by use of force as a party to a crime, contrary to WIS. STAT. §§ 943.32(1)(a) and (2), 939.50(3)(c), 939.05 (2019-20), and one count of burglary “while unarmed, but armed himself with a dangerous weapon while in the burglarized enclosure,” contrary to WIS. STAT. §§ 943.10(2)(b), 939.50(3)(e), 939.05.

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Summary Judgment – Issue of Material Fact

Dr. Arthur Delahoussaye and Melissa Delahoussaye appeal the circuit court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Economy Premier Assurance Company and Frederick Boelter, III (collectively, “Boelter”).

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Statutory Interpretation – Competency Evaluations and Hearings

The State appeals from orders of the circuit court denying the State’s “Motion[s] to Resume Suspended Cases” in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case Nos. 14JV588 and 14JV588B (the 2014 cases) where the State had filed petitions charging M.D.M. with a total of four counts of delinquency.

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Sentencing Guidelines

Jeffrey Esposito, convicted of multiple counts of sexually exploiting a child as well as of possessing child pornography, was sentenced to 200 years in prison.

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Immigration – Asylum

The question comes to us in cases involving Cesar Alcaraz-Enriquez and Ming Dai. Mr. Alcaraz-Enriquez is a Mexican national.

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Property Assessment

The petitioner, Ronald Collison, seeks review of an unpublished per curiam decision of the court of appeals affirming the City of Milwaukee Board of Review's (Board) determination that his property was properly assessed at a value of $31,800.

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Jury Instructions

Emmanuel Sanchez appeals his judgment of conviction for first-degree intentional homicide and knowingly violating a domestic abuse injunction.

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