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State v. Lemberger  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001452-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of the crime of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated - fourth offense. Defendant requested a new trial, arguing that his trial attorney provided ineffective assistance b...

Brenner v. National Casualty Co.  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP002376

Justia Opinion Summary: Garland Brothers Joint Venture owned property at which Charter Manufacturing Company had housed its business under a triple net lease. MWF later purchased the property. MWF hired Hunzinger Construction to perform renovat...

American Transmission Co. v. Garza  
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2014AP002279, 2014AP002278

Justia Opinion Summary: American Transmission Company and ATC Management, Inc. (collectively, ATC) filed a declaratory judgment action seeking an order from the court declaring that it had a right, under a 1969 easement, to enter the property o...

Parsons v. Associated Banc-Corp  
Date: April 13, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP002581

Justia Opinion Summary: Taft and Carol Parsons sued Associated Banc-Corp asserting claims pertaining to a failed construction project. The Parsons sought a jury trial, but Associated claimed that the Parsons contractually waived their right to...

McKee Family I, LLC v. City of Fitchburg  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP001914

Justia Opinion Summary: McKee Family I, LLC (McKee) objected to the City of Fitchburg’s rezoning of two lots from a planned development district (PDD) zoning classification to a residential-medium (R-M) zoning classification. McKee sought decla...

Melchert v. Pro Electric Contractors  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2013AP002882

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners brought suit against Pro Electric Contractors for negligence in connection with Pro Electric’s work as a contractor on a government construction project. Pro Electric argued that the damage at issue occurred...

State v. Harris  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP001767-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with burglary, possession of burglarious tools, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespass, each as a repeater. Defendant filed a motion to suppress seeking to prevent the prosecution from u...

State v. Zamzow  
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP002603-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of operating while intoxicated and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, both as third offenses. Defendant appealed the denial of his motion to suppress all eviden...

State v. Maday  
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000366-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. Defendant filed a motion for postconviction relief, alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. The...

State v. Lepsch  
Date: March 31, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP002813-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. Defendant was sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison. Defendant filed a motion for postconviction relief, assertin...

Universal Processing Services v. Circuit Court of Milwaukee County  
Date: March 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP000923-W

Justia Opinion Summary: Universal Processing Services of Wisconsin, LLC, d/b/a Newtek brought a lawsuit against one of its independent sales agents, Samuel Hicks, and his Idaho company, Merchant Card Services (collectively, Hicks). Here, Newtek...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Adam Walsh
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2017AP000243-D
Scott Smith v. Greg Kleynerman
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000207
State v. Talley  
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: 2013AP000950

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was adjudicated delinquent or convicted of sexually violent offenses three times, resulting in his incarceration. Before Talley was released on his last offense, the State filed a petition for Chapter 980 commi...

Wisconsin Carry, Inc. v. City of Madison  
Date: March 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000146

Justia Opinion Summary: Madison, Wis., Gen. Ordinances 3.14(4)(h) created the City of Madison’s Department of Transportation and Transit and Parking Commission and empowered the Commission to establish rules and procedures. In 2005, The Commiss...

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