Tag Archives: WI Court of Appeals Digest

Adverse Possession

Thomas D. Sykes and the other named plaintiffs (the Islanders) appeal an order granting summary judgment in favor of the Village of Summit and the Village’s Chief of Police Michael Hartert (collectively, Summit) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin (collectively, the DNR) and dismissing all of the Islanders’ claims and causes of action.

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Easement – Damages

David Hestekin, Teresa Hestekin, and Bruce Remington (collectively, “the Hestekins”) appeal a summary judgment declaring they do not have a second easement over property owned by Cynthia Weir and Kane Road Farms, LLC (collectively, “Weir”), and awarding Weir damages for lost income resulting from her inability to farm the land upon which the Hestekins trespassed.

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Court Error – Indemnification

Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company and its insureds, attorney James Vance and law firm Vance, Wilcox & Martin, S.C. (collectively, Vance), appeal an order of the circuit court dismissing their amended third-party complaint against VH Land, LLC, Spruce Hollow Land, LLC, MREC VH Madison, LLC, Veridian Homes, LLC, and David Simon (collectively, the Buyers).

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