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Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Jan 28, 2014

Appeals court allows warrant obtained on improper grounds

Evidence that was obtained illegally does not immediately invalidate a search warrant, if the requesting officer believed he or she was acting lawfully at the time, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Sep 27, 2013

Appeals court reverses drug-sniffing dog decision

When Mequon patrol officer John Hoell returned Kenneth House’s driver’s license and issued a warning for driving a car with expired registration, House’s roadside seizure should have stopped right then, according to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in State of [...]

May 20, 2013

Appealing to both sides

It’s a rare breed of lawyer that can successfully handle cases at trial and on appeal, but not specialize in either.

Apr 11, 2013

Appeals court affirms hospital liens are enforceable after Medicare billing period expires

A recent decision from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed that the University of Wisconsin Hospital could pursue a hospital lien against a Medicare-eligible patient even after the Medicare billing period had expired.

Mar 26, 2013

Wis. court upholds charging unknown suspect

A Wisconsin appeals court says prosecutors legally charged an unknown suspect using only DNA markers rather than a full profile.

Jan 8, 2013

Omnibus Statute produces odd, but not absurd, result

A recent decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals looked at the Omnibus Statute as it applied to an insurance claim involving a Menards employee.

Dec 26, 2012

FAMILY LAW: Court of Appeals decision creates family law problems

At first blush, a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision doesn’t appear to affect family law cases at all.

Nov 7, 2012

Van Hollen wants to combine voter ID lawsuits

Wisconsin's attorney general has appealed two voter identification cases to the state Supreme Court.

Jul 20, 2012

FAMILY LAW: The law sometimes works in mysterious ways

The law sometimes works in mysterious ways.

Jan 25, 2012

2011 Year in Review: Conen fares best at Court of Appeals

See how the state’s circuit court judges fared when their decisions were reviewed in the Court of Appeals, and how the judges fared if their decisions were later reviewed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Dec 19, 2011

THE DARK SIDE: Cite this column, but not the opinion

If dictionaries were written by lawyers, one of the definitions for “frustration” would say “finding a case directly on point, but being unable to cite it because it is unpublished.”

Aug 1, 2011

Appeal first, verdict afterward

Parties can appeal a circuit court’s ruling on insurance coverage issue, even though liability has not been established at trial.


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