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Court of Appeals

Nov 6, 2014

Appeals court keeps damages award for cab that never arrived

A Dane County couple whose trip to Mexico was delayed because a cab driver didn't show up is entitled to thousands in damages, the Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Jul 21, 2014

BRIEFS FOR THE BRIEF WRITER: Don’t sabotage your appeal

Even when a brief technically conforms to the Court of Appeals’ briefing rules, unwary counsel still can be sandbagged by the decisional briefing rules.

Jul 9, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Wisconsin appeals court takes on troubling trend

Drugged driving is trending in Wisconsin, an unfortunate result of the increased levels of cocaine and heroin circulating in state.

May 22, 2014

Paralyzed attorney not eligible for workers’ comp, court rules (UPDATE)

An attorney left paralyzed during a motorcycle crash that occurred when he was traveling with clients is not eligible for workers' compensation benefits, since he was not technically working when he crashed, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

May 11, 2014

Court ruling may change state’s open records law

Government officials can consider the intentions of people who file open records requests when deciding whether to fill them, according to a recent court ruling that experts say marks a significant change in Wisconsin law.

Apr 16, 2014

Appeals court won’t let man who threatened judge withdraw pleas

A Kenosha man with a history of mental health issues will not be allowed to withdraw his pleas for sexual assault of a child and threatening a judge, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Mar 13, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Appeals court clarifies penalty enhancers

Grabbing the bull by the horns, the Court of Appeals clarified a recurring issue in those misdemeanor sentencings that involve a penalty enhancer.

Mar 12, 2014

Court rules on explosion settlement

An insurer is exempt from paying court costs and settlements connected to lawsuits filed after a contractor ruptured a gas line and caused an April 2008 explosion in Oconomowoc, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Feb 25, 2014

BENCH BLOG: State justices get to heart of the matter

In a child sexual assault case that divided the Court of Appeals, the state Supreme Court properly kept the focus on the elements of the crime and a jury’s function.

Feb 24, 2014

Appeals court denies lakefront property owners reduction on assessment

A 1995 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision was not enough to sway the Court of Appeals to hold the town of Delavan to a similar standard, according to a recent decision.

Feb 21, 2014

State appeals Jensen’s overturned conviction

State prosecutors filed an appeal Friday of a federal judge's decision overturning a Wisconsin man's conviction for killing his wife with poison.

Feb 20, 2014

Court ruling leaves no money for contractors

Two contractors that worked on the defunct Staybridge Suites project in Milwaukee, and have been waiting years for payment, may never get compensated.

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