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Tag Archives: Personal jurisdiction

2010AP1950, 2010AP1951 County of Milwaukee v. Matel

Motor Vehicles OWI; personal jurisdiction James R. Matel appeals a judgment convicting him of operating while under the influence (first) and keeping open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, contrary to Wis. Stat. §§ 346.63(1)(a) and 346.935(3) (2009-10). Matel argues that his convictions must be reversed and the claims against him must be dismissed because the trial court did not have ...

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2010AP1542 State v. Burkart

Criminal Procedure Personal jurisdiction; subject matter jurisdiction Kray Burkart, pro se, appeals a default judgment, convicting him of forfeiture harassment. Burkart alleges the circuit court lacked subject matter and personal jurisdiction, and the complaint violated his constitutional rights. We affirm. This opinion will not be published. 2010AP1542 State v. Burkart Dist III, Marathon County, Brady, J., Brunner, J. Attorneys: For ...

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10-2980 be2, LLC, v. Ivanov

Civil Procedure Personal jurisdiction A state cannot exercise personal jurisdiction over a defendant who only created a website that has 20 users in that state. “The record before us does not show that Ivanov deliberately targeted or exploited the Illinois market. All that be2 Holding submitted regarding Ivanov’s activity related to Illinois is the Internet printout showing that just 20 ...

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2010AP1672 Cmelo v. Donovan

Civil Procedure Personal jurisdiction; waiver Patricia Donovan, pro se, appeals a circuit court order affirming a harassment injunction entered against her by a family court commissioner. Donovan argues the circuit court erred by failing to hold an evidentiary hearing on the issue of personal jurisdiction and by ignoring Wisconsin law on evidentiary requirements in Internet cases. We conclude Donovan has ...

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2009AP2549 Johnson v. Cintas Corp. No. 2

Civil Procedure Default judgment; personal jurisdiction Where the plaintiff named the wrong defendant, and the trial court permitted the plaintiff to amend the complaint and then immediately entered default judgment, the judgment must be reversed. “Here, the trial court permitted Johnson to amend the pleadings to name Cintas No. 2, and then immediately granted default judgment-without affording Cintas No. 2 ...

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2009AP899 Milwaukee Safeguard Insurance Company v. Hanson, et al.

Civil Procedure Personal jurisdiction; trusts; personal service; amended pleadings Milwaukee Safeguard Insurance Company, as subrogee of Tom and Ruby Thoma, appeals an order dismissing its claims against Diane Hanson and the Peter J. Meadows Irrevocable Trust. Milwaukee Safeguard argues the circuit court erred by: (1) dismissing its claims after striking its amended complaint as untimely filed pursuant to a scheduling ...

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09-2658 Mobile Anesthesiologists Chicago, LLC, v. Anesthesia Associates of Houston Metroplex, P.A.

Civil Procedure Personal jurisdiction A doctor in Texas, licensed only in Texas, cannot be sued for cybersquatting in Illinois. “A defendant’s deliberate and continuous exploitation of the market in a forum state, accomplished through its website as well as through other contacts with the state, can be sufficient to establish specific personal jurisdiction. See, e.g., uBID, Inc. v. The GoDaddy ...

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09-3927 uBID, Inc., v. The GoDaddy Group, Inc.

Civil Procedure Personal jurisdiction A out-of-state computer company that registers internet domain names is subject to suit for cybersquatting. GoDaddy has thoroughly, deliberately, and successfully exploited the Illinois market. Its attempt to portray itself either as a local Arizona outfit or as a mindless collection of servers is unconvincing. This is a company that, like the national magazine in Keeton, ...

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