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Statutory Interpretation – Immunity

Wisconsin law grants immunity from criminal prosecution for certain offenses to “aiders”—i.e., people who attempt to obtain assistance for individuals who are suffering from an overdose or adverse reaction to a controlled substance.

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Order Amending Opinion

The opinion of this court issued on July 28, 2020, is amended as follows: In the caption, which appears on the first page, correct the name of the defendant-appellee from Thomas L. Killeen to Timothy L. Killeen.

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Order Amending Opinion

Petitioner filed a petition for partial panel rehearing on August 10, 2020. All members of the original panel have voted to deny rehearing and to issue an amended opinion.

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Summary Judgment – Sufficiency of Evidence

This case pits two wine enterprises against one another. In one corner, we have Gerald Forsythe, who formed Indeck-Paso Robles, LLC (“Indeck”) for the purpose of creating and managing a wine-grape vineyard.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Ladmarald Cates, an officer with the Milwaukee Police Department, sexually assaulted Iema Lemons in her home after Cates responded to Lemons’ 911 call.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Chadwick P. Schwerdtfeger and Paula Schwerdtfeger, husband and wife, each appeal from a judgment of conviction and order awarding restitution payments to the victims of their crimes and from an order denying their postconviction motion for stay of restitution.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Resentencing

In these consolidated appeals, Joshua Goldsmith argues he is entitled to resentencing on his convictions for substantial battery and possession of child pornography because inaccurate information was introduced and relied on by the circuit court at sentencing.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Following a bench trial, Ricky Johnson was convicted of one count each of misdemeanor battery, sexual intercourse with a child aged sixteen or older, and third-degree sexual assault as party to the crime.

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Divorce – Maintenance Modification

Laurie Larson appeals a post-divorce order, arguing that the circuit court erred by amending an earlier maintenance order and modifying a maintenance payment schedule.

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ERISA – Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Plaintiffs Donald Bator, Edmond W. Moses, Christopher O’Malley, Michael Anthony Pappa, and Rogelio Jimenez, Jr. are former members of a union, Local 458- M.

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Qualified Immunity

In 2013, Mohammad Siddique applied for a temporary student-government position at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Insurance Claim – Duty to Defend

While performing HVAC work at a construction site in Chicago, Eduardo Guzman fell approximately 22 feet through an unguarded opening in the second floor, sustaining serious injuries.

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Abuse of Discretion – Admittance of Evidence

Marcus Harrington brings this appeal requesting us to reverse the district court’s admitting evidence of his firearm, prohibiting him from arguing racial animus in closing arguments, failing to sanction the Appellees, and denying his motion for post‐trial discovery.

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