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WI Supreme Court Digest

Aug 25, 2021

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.

Aug 25, 2021

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.

Aug 25, 2021

Property Tax Assessment – Hub Facility Exemption

The petitioners, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways (collectively, Southwest), seek review of an unpublished opinion of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court's determination that Southwest does not qualify for the "hub facility" property tax exemption.

Aug 24, 2021

Insurance Claim – Coverage

Ismet Islami seeks review of the court of appeals decision affirming the Waukesha County Circuit Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Kemper Independence Insurance Company (Kemper) denying coverage to Ismet for the loss of her home.

Aug 24, 2021

Time-barred – Notice of Claim

The petitioner, Southport Commons, LLC (Southport), seeks review of a published court of appeals decision that affirmed the circuit court's grant of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Aug 19, 2021

Property Assessment

The petitioner, Ronald Collison, seeks review of an unpublished per curiam decision of the court of appeals affirming the City of Milwaukee Board of Review's (Board) determination that his property was properly assessed at a value of $31,800.

Aug 19, 2021

Attorney Reinstatement Proceeding

We review a report filed by Referee Kim M. Peterson, recommending this court reinstate John Hotvedt's license to practice law in Wisconsin.

Aug 19, 2021

Unlawful-stop Claim – Reasonable Suspicion

The question in this case is whether a vehicle stop was supported by reasonable suspicion of drug activity.

Aug 19, 2021

Certification – 4th Amendment Violation – Reasonable Suspicion and Seizures

This case is before us on certification from the court of appeals pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.61 (2019-20).

Jul 8, 2021

Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

The Court entered the following order on this date: On March 15, 2021, Attorney Laura Waite filed a request pursuant to SCR 22.34(11), for indefinite suspension of her license to practice law in this state due to her medical incapacity.

Jun 30, 2021

Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings

This disciplinary matter comes to the court on Attorney James C. Ritland's appeal and the Office of Lawyer Regulation's (OLR) cross-appeal of a report and recommendation of Referee Allan Beatty.

Jun 30, 2021

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 [...]

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