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Patricia Curley

Jan 12, 2017

BENCH BLOG: Public trust doctrine wins in family feud over riparian rights

The Court of Appeals took a dim view of a brother’s response to his sister’s declaratory lawsuit in which she sought to affirm her riparian rights on the Sailor Creek Flowage in Price County.

Oct 27, 2016

Walker appoints Milwaukee judge to appeals court

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a Milwaukee judge to serve on a state appellate court.

Dec 1, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Attorney loses appeal of his own criminal conviction

The Court of Appeals has rejected a disbarred attorney’s pro se bid to overturn his felony conviction for theft.

Jul 21, 2015

Court: Milwaukee residency requirement trumps state law

A court of appeals has upheld the city of Milwaukee’s residency requirement for city employees, striking down a state law passed in 2013.

Dec 3, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Justices, judges assemble their wish lists

The Bench Blog’s Santa asked Wisconsin Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges what they want in their appellate Christmas stockings.

Jun 10, 2014

FAMILY LAW: A troubling gray area in divorce cases

Gray areas are seldom helpful in family law, as divorced parties benefit by definition.

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 10, 2014

Rindfleisch attorney won’t appeal records release (UPDATE)

A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker will not take any further action to block the release of thousands of emails and other documents uncovered during a secret investigation, her attorney said Monday.

Feb 4, 2014

Ex-Walker aide loses bid to keep emails secret

A Wisconsin appeals court judge has rejected a request from a former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker to keep her emails private.

Jan 20, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Justices unanimous in asbestos decision

There has been a recent spate of appellate cases interpreting insurance policies, including Schinner v. Gundrum and Barrows v. Renfrow. In the newest, Phillips v. Parmelee, all three levels of courts agreed on the interpretation of an asbestos exclusion.

Sep 26, 2013

Judge orders documents released in John Doe probe

An appeals judge has ordered some documents released in the secret investigation into illegal campaign activity by former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker.

Jul 20, 2012

FAMILY LAW: The law sometimes works in mysterious ways

The law sometimes works in mysterious ways.


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