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Recent Decisions From the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Mark Alan Ruppelt
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000089-D
State v. Blackman  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000450-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant’s consent to a blood draw was not given freely and voluntarily under the Fourth Amendment, and the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule did not apply in this case. Defendant submitted to a blood draw...

State v. Floyd  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001294-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for possession with intent to deliver non-narcotic controlled substances as a repeat offender, holding that the trial court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion to s...

Milewski v. Town of Dover  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001523

Justia Opinion Summary: Applying Wis. Stat. 70.47(7)(aa) and Wis. Stat. 74.37(4)(a) in a manner that required submission to a tax assessor’s search as a precondition to challenging the revaluation of their property violated Plaintiffs’ due proc...

North Highland Inc. v. Jefferson Machine & Tool Inc.  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000643

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Frederick Wells, holding that North Highland, Inc. failed present sufficient evidence to support either its claim of conspiracy to breach a fiduciary d...

State v. Villamil  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000791-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded no contest to operating after revocation, causing death, contrary to Wis. Stat. 343.44(1)(b) and (2)(ar)4. After a hearing, the sentencing court sentenced Appellant to the maximum sentence of six years....

State v. Brar  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001261-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court’s finding that Defendant consented to a blood draw was not clearly erroneous, and Defendant’s consent was voluntary. Defendant was convicted of operating while intoxicated, third offense. Defendant app...

State v. Asboth  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP002052-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Colorado v. Bertine, 479 U.S.C. 367 (1987), does not require officers to follow “standard criteria” when conducting a community caretaker impoundment. Defendant, a suspected in the armed robbery of a bank, was arrested...

Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001493

Justia Opinion Summary: Appointing a registered agent under Wis. Stat. 180.1507 does not signify consent to general personal jurisdiction in Wisconsin. Plaintiffs filed this suit against Defendant, alleging that Defendant fraudulently misrepre...

Flug v. Labor & Industry Review Commission  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001989

Justia Opinion Summary: An employee is not eligible for benefits under Wis. Stat. 102.42(1m) if the disability-causing treatment was directed at treating something other than the employee’s compensable injury. Plaintiff suffered from a soft-ti...

State v. Nieves  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP001623-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Bruton v. United States, 391 U.S. 123 (1968), is not violated by the admission of a non-testifying co-defendant’s statements that are nontestimonial. Accordingly, under the circumstances of this case, Defendant’s confron...

State ex rel. Krueger v. Appleton Area School District Board of Education  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals that affirmed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Appleton Area School District’s Communications Arts 1 Materials Review Committee...

Honorable William M. Gabler, Sr. v. Crime Victims Rights Board  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP000275

Justia Opinion Summary: Wis. Stat. 950.09(2)(a), (2)(c)-(d) and (3) and 950.11 are unconstitutional with respect to judges because they invade two exclusive aspects of judicial authority: the judicial power vested in the unified court system an...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Philip A. Shepherd
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP000737-D
State v. Wilson  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000671-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming a circuit court judgment of conviction and order denying Petitioner’s postconviction motion. The court of appeals concluded (1) the circuit court...

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