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Recent Decisions From the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John R. Dade
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP002452-D
OLR v. Thomas O. Mulligan
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: 2013AP002742-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John H. Peiss
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP000663-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Adam A. Gillette
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP002267-D
Moya v. Healthport Technologies, LLC  
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 2014AP002236

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that an attorney authorized by his or her client in writing via a HIPAA release form to obtain the client’s health care records is a “person authorized by the patient” under Wis. Stat. 146.83(3f)(b...

Operton v. Labor & Industry Review Commission  
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001055

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court affirmed a determination by the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) that Appellant was ineligible for unemployment benefits because she was terminated for substantial fault. The court of appeals...

State v. Pal  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP001782-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Two motorcyclists died when Defendant’s vehicle collided with them on a highway. Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of hit and run resulting in death. The circuit court sentenced Defendant to ten years’ imprisonment...

Maya Elaine Smith v. Jeff Anderson
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000079
State v. Suriano  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000959-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with obstructing an officer. The State Public Defender (SPD) appointed a lawyer. Thereafter, three appointed attorneys withdrew in rapid succession. The circuit court determined that Defendant had f...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Christopher E. Meisel
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 2015AP000463-D
OLR v. Alan R. Stewart
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 2016AP000380-D
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...

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