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Tag Archives: WI Supreme Court Digest

Bar Admission

We review, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 40.08(7), the final decision of the Board of Bar Examiners (Board) declining to certify that the petitioner, Abby D. Padlock, has satisfied the character and fitness requirements for admission to the Wisconsin bar set forth in SCR 40.06(1).

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Statutory Authority – Emergency Order

Exercising our original jurisdiction under Article VII, Section 3(2) of the Wisconsin Constitution, we consolidate and review three cases challenging the authority of Janel Heinrich, in her capacity as a local health officer of Public Health of Madison and Dane County (PHMDC), to issue an emergency order closing all schools in Dane County for in-person instruction in grades 3-12.

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Statutory Interpretation – Cooperative Plan

We review a published decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the Circuit Court for Dodge County that reversed the Department of Administration's (the "Department") approval of a cooperative plan (the "Plan") between the Village of Kekoskee (the "Village") and the Town of Williamstown (the "Town") and remanded the matter back to the Department.

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CHIPS – Due Process Violation

If a circuit court determines a child is in need of protection or services (CHIPS) due to a parent's neglect, refusal, or inability (for reasons other than poverty) to provide necessary care to the extent that the physical health of the child is seriously endangered, the circuit court may order the child removed from the parental home.

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Attorney Disciplinary Proceeding

We review the report of the referee, Reserve Judge William M. Gabler, Sr., recommending that this court revoke Attorney Christopher S. Petros' license to practice law in Wisconsin, require him to pay $5,000 in restitution to the father of a former client, and require him to pay the full costs of this disciplinary proceeding, which total $3,910.22 as of February 3, 2021.

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Right of First Refusal – Appraised Value

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals, Country Visions Cooperative v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., 2020 WI App 32, 392 Wis. 2d 672, 946 N.W.2d 169, affirming in part, reversing in part, and remanding with directions the Fond du Lac County circuit court's order granting Country Visions Cooperative ("Country Visions") specific performance of its right of first refusal to a property that Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. ("ADM") was attempting to sell to United Cooperative ("United").

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