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Civil Digest

May 8, 2018

Plea Withdrawal – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Wayne Johnson appeals a judgment, entered upon his guilty pleas, convicting him of two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault of a child and an order denying his postconviction motion.

May 8, 2018

Motion to Amend

Nebraska Cultures of California, Inc. appeals a judgment dismissing its cross-claim against Jeneil Biotech, Inc. after the circuit court denied Nebraska’s motion to amend its cross-claim against Jeneil.

May 8, 2018

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Dontrell L. Powell appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury found him guilty of armed robbery and felony bail jumping, and from an order denying his motion for postconviction relief.

May 8, 2018

Sentence Modification

Robert P. Vesper appeals from a judgment of conviction and an order denying his postconviction motion asserting that the circuit court erred when it imposed a fine and that new factors warranted a modification of his sentence.

May 8, 2018

Foreclosure – Late Answer

Randy and Jean Hiltner, pro se, challenge an order denying their motion to vacate a default judgment of nondeficiency foreclosure and to allow a late answer.

May 8, 2018

Insurance Claim – Forgery Coverage

Leicht Transfer & Storage Company (Leicht) appeals summary judgments entered in favor of its various insurers: Travelers Property Casualty Company (Travelers); Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company (Acuity); and Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. (Hiscox).

May 8, 2018

Marital Settlement Agreement – Taxable Payments

Essa Yacoub appeals an order addressing the tax treatment of certain payments he made under a marital settlement agreement (MSA) with his ex-wife, Mary Yacoub.

May 8, 2018

Ordinance Interpretation

Lagoon Lane, LLC owns shoreland property in the Town of West Bend in Washington County that it sought to divide into several lots.

May 8, 2018

Insurance Claim – Duty to Defend

Central National Insurance Company of Omaha and Westchester Fire Insurance Company (collectively “Central National”) appeal a summary judgment determining that Central National breached its duty to defend Johnson Controls, Inc. (Johnson Controls) against potential liabilities for environmental contamination under multiple excess insurance policies.

May 7, 2018

Court Error – Request for Substitution

Charles E. Ferguson appeals from a judgment of eviction. In his notice of appeal Ferguson asserts that the chief judge of the circuit court failed to honor his request for substitution of the Honorable William Pocan, and that there was fraudulent conduct between Judge Pocan and the Honorable Glenn Yamahiro, who granted the judgment of eviction. In his appellate brief, he also references his counte[...]

May 7, 2018

Sentence Modification

Deshandre Darnell Brister appeals from a judgment of conviction for two counts of failure to pay child support for more than 120 days, contrary to WIS. STAT. § 948.22(2) (2013-14).

May 7, 2018

Sufficiency of Evidence

Teel Tyre Hargraves appeals from the judgment of conviction entered upon a jury’s verdict finding him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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