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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

We review Referee L. Michael Tobin's report recommending that the court declare Attorney James T. Runyon in default and revoke his license to practice law in Wisconsin for professional misconduct.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

John Swapsy was convicted in the Dane County Circuit Court, following a jury trial, of one count of arson of a building, contrary to WIS. STAT. § 943.02(1)(a) (2013-14).

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Plea Colloquy

Victoria Conley entered a plea of no contest to a single count of disorderly conduct as a criminal offense.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Moeun Mao appeals a judgment convicting him of two counts of sexual assault for having sexual intercourse with and impregnating a developmentally disabled sixteen-year-old female, G.S.K., and an order denying his postconviction motion seeking a new trial due to the ineffective assistance of trial counsel, plain error, and in the interest of justice.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

The State appeals an order granting Kayla Murphy’s motion to dismiss an amended criminal complaint charging her with one count of neglecting a patient, contrary to WIS. STAT. § 940.295(3)(a)3. and (b)4.

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Insurance Claim – Summary Judgment

Gerald Haugen appeals from a summary judgment dismissing his action against Northern State Bank and its insurer, Owners Insurance Company (collectively, “the Bank”), for injuries allegedly caused by a defective floor in the Bank’s hallway.

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ADA Violation – Reasonable Accommodation

When the Federal Railroad Administration put in place new regulations related to hearing, a train conductor—who has been hearing‐impaired since youth and has worn hearing aids for years—was caught in a bind.

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Jury Instructions

Deon Patrick was convicted of double murder in 1995 and sentenced to life in prison. The convictions were vacated in 2014 and Patrick was released.

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Order Amending Opinion

The opinion issued in this case on September 3, 2020, is hereby AMENDED as follows: At line three of the second full paragraph on page seven of the slip opinion the word “affects” is stricken and replaced with the phrase: “does not affect”.

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Preliminary Injunction Relief

Plaintiffs—a class of detainees at the Cook County Jail—brought this action against Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart after the Jail reported an outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has sparked a global pandemic.

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

Attorney Theodore F. Mazza has filed a petition for voluntary revocation of his license to practice law in Wisconsin pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.19.

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Statutory Interpretation – Cooperative Plan

This case concerns a cooperative plan (the Plan) prepared pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 66.0307 (2017-18) by the Village of Kekoskee and the Town of Williamstown and approved by the Department of Administration (the Department).

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