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WI Supreme Court Digest

Jun 27, 2018

4th Amendment Violation – Seizure

WI Supreme Court Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Steven T. Delap Case No.: 2018 WI 64 Focus: 4th Amendment Violation – Seizure This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals affirming a judgment of conviction of the Circuit Court for Dodge County, Steven G. Bauer, Judge. Steven Delap, the […]

Jun 27, 2018

Declaratory Judgment – Certiorari Review Appropriate

This case arises out of the approval of a redevelopment project in the City of Eau Claire (the "City"), which relied in part on funds derived from two tax incremental districts ("TIDs"): TID 8 and TID 10. Voters with Facts, et al.

Jun 27, 2018

Statutory Interpretation – Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law

This case is before the court on a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Winebow, Inc. v. Capitol-Husting Co., Inc., 867 F.3d 862 (7th Cir. 2017); see Wis. Stat. § 821.01 (2015-16).

Jun 27, 2018

Statutory Interpretation – Restrictive Covenant

Lee and Mary Jo Neuschwander purchased property on Hayward Lake in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Jun 27, 2018

Building Permit Rule – Extension of Land

Wisconsin has long provided a vested right to build a structure upon the filing of a building permit application that strictly conforms to all applicable zoning regulations (the "Building Permit Rule")

Jun 13, 2018

DNA Surcharge

We review a petition by the State and a cross-petition by Jamal L. Williams challenging the court of appeals' decision, which held: (1) the mandatory $250 DNA surcharge the circuit court ordered Williams to pay violated the Ex Post Facto Clauses of the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions; and (2) the circuit court did not rely on an improper factor when it sentenced Williams.

Jun 6, 2018

Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

Attorney James M. Schoenecker has appealed Referee James W. Mohr Jr.'s recommendation that Attorney Schoenecker's petition for the reinstatement of his license to practice law in Wisconsin be denied.

Jun 6, 2018

Foreclosure – Claim Preclusion

This appeal comes before the court on certification by the court of appeals.1 Cory Thompson, the debtor defendant, appeals an order of the Dane County Circuit Court, Amy Smith, Judge, granting Federal National Mortgage Association a foreclosure judgment and a monetary judgment of $152,355.98, plus any amounts held in escrow, interest after August 16, 2012, and costs incurred by Federal National Mo[...]

Jun 6, 2018

Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

We review, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 22.33(3), a report filed by Referee James W. Mohr, Jr., recommending the court reinstate the license of Attorney Michael D. Mandelman to practice law in Wisconsin, with conditions.

Jun 6, 2018

Vote Reporting In Case Decisions

In the instant case, the court is equally divided on the question of whether the unpublished decision of the court of appeals should be affirmed or reversed.

Jun 6, 2018

Vote Reporting In Case Decisions

In the instant case, the court is equally divided on the question of whether the unpublished decision of the court of appeals should be affirmed or reversed.

May 30, 2018

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Lamont Donnell Sholar seeks review of the court of appeals decision affirming the circuit court's order ruling that his trial counsel's failure to object to an exhibit sent to the jury during deliberations constituted ineffective assistance only with respect to one of the six counts for which he was convicted.

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