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Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Jan 25, 2018

How the judges fared in 2017

The Wisconsin Law Journal has conducted its annual review of the state's judges by looking at decisions released by the appeals courts and the Wisconsin Supreme Court from Jan. 1, to Dec. 31, 2017. See how the judges fared.

Aug 15, 2017

Wisconsin appeals court revises ruling that doctor says caused harm (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin appeals court has taken the unusual step of correcting a ruling after a pediatric allergist said an error in the opinion caused him irreparable personal and professional harm.

Jul 26, 2017

Appeals court upholds 1996 decision, letting pit accept clean-fill materials

Thanks to a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision, landowners who are looking to use their land for the disposal of “clean fill” have no reason to worry about local governments standing in their way.

Jan 9, 2017

HOW THE JUDGES FARED: A look at 2016’s affirmed and reversal rates

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued nearly 800 decisions in 2016 and affirmed circuit-court judges throughout the state about 86 percent of the time. Of the cases that the Wisconsin Supreme Court chose to review, the justices released 42 decisions and affirmed trial-court judges 65 percent of the time.

Jan 12, 2016

How judges fared: 2015 year in review

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals reviewed more than 800 cases in 2015 and, in the end, affirmed circuit court judges around the state about 82 percent of the time.

Nov 5, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Child porn case pushes new justice’s work into limelight

On the same day that Rebecca Bradley was appointed to the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals released her first appellate opinion that has been recommended for publication.

Mar 4, 2015

Insurance – reducing clauses

2014AP1522-FT Wolf v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co.

Feb 2, 2015

2014 Year in Review: New challenges at the Court of Appeals

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued 1,015 decisions in 2014, upholding about 83 percent of the cases from circuit courts, the same as the year prior.

Jan 8, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Error in service-of-process dooms tort lawsuit

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has declared the fundamental importance of appropriate service of process to the viability of a lawsuit.

Dec 22, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Appeals court clarifies identity theft confusion

During a season when theft in all forms increases, the Court of Appeals delved into the nature of the intentionality underlying identity theft and thereby clarified the elements of the crime.

Jul 1, 2014

Court reprimands sanctioned attorney

The state Supreme Court publicly reprimanded an East Troy attorney Tuesday who was sanctioned by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in April 2009.

Jun 2, 2014

Candid courtroom: Outspoken judges prompt criticism, admiration

Not every judge would feel comfortable writing in an opinion that “the sight of a shackled litigant is apt to make jurors think they’re dealing with a mad dog.”

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