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Kevin Martens

Apr 30, 2014

Case delayed for Milwaukee man who killed neighbor (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee County judge has postponed a decision on whether to bypass a trial in the civil case of John Henry Spooner, who shot and killed his teenage neighbor as the boy's mother watched in horror.

Jan 8, 2014

Walker dismissed after serving on jury (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker served two days as Juror No. 20 on a personal-injury case, but he was dismissed just before deliberations began Wednesday because the CEO of a company involved in the case had donated to his campaign.

Oct 10, 2013

BENCH BLOG: Job well done at Court of Appeals

In a new court of appeals case, the doctrine of mutual mistake in a home sale contract meets a motion for sanctions based on frivolous claims.

Aug 21, 2013

Milwaukee, parking garage owners move to settle

The city of Milwaukee and the owners of a vacant downtown parking garage have agreed to drop contempt motions and further settle portions of a lawsuit, according to court documents.

Jul 3, 2013

Milwaukee moves for more parking garage contempt charges (UPDATE)

Milwaukee city attorneys are pursuing a second set of contempt charges against the owner of a downtown parking garage.

Jun 28, 2013

Judge finds Milwaukee parking garage owner in contempt

A judge Friday found the owner of a downtown Milwaukee parking garage in contempt of court, and the ruling could cost the company as much as $2,000 per day.

Jun 7, 2013

Milwaukee asks court for sanctions against parking garage owners

Years of ignoring city deadlines finally could prove costly for the owners of an abandoned downtown Milwaukee parking garage.

Nov 14, 2012

Inquest into Milwaukee custody death set for Feb.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Kevin Martens said during a hearing Wednesday that the inquest into the death of Derek Williams will begin Feb. 11.

Jul 5, 2012

Wrongful death suit filed in boy’s shooting

The family of a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot outside his Milwaukee home has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the 75-year-old suspect and wants an order to prevent the man from disposing of his assets.


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