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Recent Decisions From the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thad W. Jelinske
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001897-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael P. Erhard
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001275-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Stephanie C. Stoltman
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP000810-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James Eric Goldmann
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2018AP000474-D
Milwaukee Police Ass’n v. City of Milwaukee  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002375

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Milwaukee’s 2013 amendment to its charter ordinance that reduced the right of each individual employee-member of the Employee Retirement System (ERS) to vote for three employees of his or her choice to serve...

State v. Kerr  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002455-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erred in granting Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence discovered during a search incident to arrest on the basis that “‘judicial integrity’ was vital enough to justify exclusion of evidence when the...

McAdams v. Marquette University  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP001240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court may question a university’s decision to suspend a tenured faculty member and must not defer to the university’s procedure for suspending and dismissing tenured faculty members. Marquette University sus...

State v. Mitchell  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP000304-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant voluntarily consented to a blood draw by his conduct of driving on Wisconsin’s roads and drinking to a point evidencing probable cause of intoxication and forfeited the statutory opportunity under Wis. Stat. 34...

State v. Dalton  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP002483-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s judgment of conviction and sentence and upholding the circuit court’s order denying his postconviction motion, holding that Defendant...

State v. Monahan  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002187-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, holding that the erroneous...

Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002457

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a contract executed by Becker Property Services LLC and Cintas Corporation No. 2 containing indemnification and choice-of-law provisions entitled Cintas to indemnification for damages caused by its o...

Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2014AP002812

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge to the legislatively-enacted cap of $750,000 on noneconomic damages for victims of medical malpractice set forth in Wis. Stat. 893.55, the Supreme Court held that section 893.55 is facially constitution...

Porter v. State  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2016AP001599

Justia Opinion Summary: Wis. Stat. 157.067(2) and 445.12(6) (the anti-combination laws), which prohibit the joint ownership or operation of a cemetery and a funeral home, do not violate the equal protection or due process clauses of the Wiscons...

Koschkee v. Evers  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2017AP002278-OA

Justia Opinion Summary: A majority of the Supreme Court held that the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, may select his own lawyer to represent him in an action in which he has been sued in his official capacity, thus rejecting P...

Tetra Tech EC, Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 2015AP002019

Justia Opinion Summary: The term “processing” in Wis. Stat. 77.52(2)(a)11. includes the separation of river segment into its component parts. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue imposed a tax on Petitioners pursuant to section 77.52(2)(a)11. f...

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