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WI Court of Appeals Digest

Oct 14, 2021

Termination of Parental Rights

In this termination of parental rights (“TPR”) action, the Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services (“the County”) filed a petition to terminate David’s parental rights to his son, Dylan, based on two grounds: continuing need of protection or services (“continuing CHIPS”), see WIS. STAT. § 48.415(2); and failure to assume parental responsibility, see § 48.415(6).

Oct 14, 2021

Plea Colloquy

Donald Christopher appeals from an order denying his postconviction motion for plea withdrawal based upon claims of a defective plea colloquy and several instances of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Oct 14, 2021

Admission of Evidence – Expert Testimony

A jury found Kelly Lagerstrom guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration (PAC), as a first offense.

Oct 7, 2021

Involuntary Commitment – Transfers

T.A.L. was committed to the care and custody of Jackson County under WIS. STAT. ch. 51.

Oct 7, 2021

Probably Cause – Suppression of Evidence

Sean Dugan was stopped by an officer on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Oct 7, 2021

Breach of Noncompetition Agreement

Auto-Chlor System of the Mid-West, LLC, sued Doug Ehlert for breach of a noncompetition agreement.

Oct 7, 2021

Product Liability – Negligence

Dale Ryant was injured while using exercise equipment in the fitness room in the apartment building where he was living.

Oct 6, 2021

Punitive Damage

Christopher Hookstead filed an adverse possession claim for title to a strip of land that separates his property from property held by Gary and Peri Beal.

Oct 6, 2021

Contracts – Time-barred

Patrick S. Sweeney appeals a final order and judgment dismissing his claims against Frank Liquor Co. Inc., Fairview Ridge LLC, Fairview Ridge II LLC, Fairview Ridge III LLC, Joel Frank, Janna Frank, and Justin Frank.

Oct 6, 2021

Involuntary Commitment and Medication

J.C.S. appeals from an order of the circuit court for involuntary commitment pursuant to WIS. STAT. ch. 51 and also challenges an order for involuntary medication and treatment.

Oct 6, 2021

Termination of Parental Rights

L.I. appeals the circuit court orders terminating her parental rights to her children, F.G. and R.G. L.I. argues that the court erroneously weighed the children’s harm from severing the relationship with their respective foster parents against the harm from severing the relationship with their mother.

Sep 30, 2021

Abuse of Discretion – Resentencing

A sentence under truth-in-sentencing (TIS) is a single sentence made up of two components: initial confinement (IC) and extended supervision (ES). State v. Volk, 2002 WI App 274, ¶28, 258 Wis. 2d 584, 654 N.W.2d 24.


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