Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions 2012

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Timothy J. Riordan
Date: December 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 125
Docket Number: 2011AP000984-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Joseph W. Weigel
Date: December 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 124
Docket Number: 2011AP000659-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Thomas E. Bielinski
Date: December 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 123
Docket Number: 2012AP001654-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Naomi E. Soldon
Date: December 7, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 122
Docket Number: 2012AP001777-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Evan M. Read
Date: December 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 121
Docket Numbers: 2010AP002527-D, 2011AP001816-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Vladimir M. Gorokhovsky
Date: November 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 120
Docket Number: 2010AP002525-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Mark A. Phillips
Date: November 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 119
Docket Number: 2011AP002962-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Nikola P. Kostich
Date: November 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 118
Docket Number: 2011AP000277-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Arik J. Guenther
Date: November 21, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 116
Docket Number: 2012AP000093-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Peter J. Kovac
Date: November 21, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 117
Docket Number: 2012AP000360-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Louis A. Stockman
Date: October 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 110
Docket Number: 2012AP001395-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Tommy D. Payne
Date: October 9, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 109
Docket Number: 2012AP001044-D
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: September 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 107
Docket Number: 2008AP001205-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James Cyril Kotz
Date: September 25, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 108
Docket Number: 2012AP001326-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. David G. Stokes
Date: August 17, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 105
Docket Number: 2011AP002537-D
Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. David T. Prosser, Jr.
Date: August 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 104
Docket Number: 2012AP000566-J
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Ryan D. Lister
Date: July 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 102
Docket Number: 2004AP002767-D
Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. David T. Prosser, Jr.
Date: July 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 103
Docket Number: 2012AP000566-J
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Lisa A. Webber Hicks
Date: July 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 101
Docket Number: 2011AP002736-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Daynel L. Hooker
Date: July 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 100
Docket Number: 2011AP000737-D
Brenner v. City of New Richmond  
Date: July 17, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 98
Docket Number: 2010AP000342

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court dismissed the inverse condemnation claims of several landowners whose property was close or immediately adjacent to the regional airport. The landowners alleged that an extension of the airports runway...

State v. Frey  
Date: July 17, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 99
Docket Number: 2010AP002801-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded no contest to three felonies on the morning of a scheduled trial in which he was facing six felony charges. As part of the plea bargain, the State agreed to dismiss three felony charges, but there was n...

State v. Stevens  
Date: July 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 97
Docket Number: 2009AP002057-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court suppressed an incriminating statement that Defendant made to police during custodial interrogation. The court of appeals reversed, holding that even though Defendant invoked his right to counsel during...

State v. Spaeth  
Date: July 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 95
Docket Number: 2009AP002907-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions of four counts of child enticement after the circuit court declined to suppress an incriminating statement Defendant made to police officers who were conducting a follow up investigatio...

State v. Martin  
Date: July 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 96
Docket Number: 2010AP000505-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty by a jury of one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) because Defenda...

State v. Thompson  
Date: July 12, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 90
Docket Number: 2009AP001505-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of thirteen without great bodily harm. Following Defendant's conviction, all the principals in this case learned that Defendant was subject...

State v. Smith  
Date: July 12, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 91
Docket Number: 2010AP001192-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with being a party to the crime of possession with intent to deliver more than 10,000 grams of THC. Smith stipulated to the fact that the packages seized by the police contained more than 10,000 gra...

State v. Negrete  
Date: July 12, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 92
Docket Number: 2010AP001702

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual assault of a person under the age of sixteen years. Nearly eighteen years after his conviction, Defendant moved to withdraw his guilty plea, basing h...

State v. Soto  
Date: July 12, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 93
Docket Number: 2010AP002273-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to second-degree recklessly endangering safety with a deadly weapon. Defendant moved for postconviction relief wherein he sought to withdraw his guilty plea and to vacate the judgment, asserting tha...

DeBruin v. St. Patrick Congregation  
Date: July 12, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 94
Docket Number: 2010AP002705

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint against St. Patrick Congregation, alleging that her employment was terminated for an improper reason. The circuit court dismissed Plaintiff's complaint, concluding that because St. Patrick was...

Adams v. State  
Date: July 11, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 85
Docket Number: 2006AP000396

Justia Opinion Summary: The Town of Magnolia granted an application for a livestock facility siting permit submitted by Larson Acres, Inc., but imposed several conditions on the permit. The State Livestock Facilities Siting Review Board affirme...

Gister v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co.  
Date: July 11, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 86
Docket Number: 2009AP002795

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case the Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a charitable hospital may pursue payment for medical care provided to a Medicaid-eligible patient by filing a lien against a settlement between the patient and a...

Wis. Pub. Serv. Corp. v. Arby Constr., Inc.  
Date: July 11, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 87
Docket Number: 2010AP000878

Justia Opinion Summary: The two plaintiffs in this case, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) and Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited (AEGIS), brought suit against the defendant, Arby Construction, Inc. (Arby), for indem...

Kroner v. Oneida Seven Generations Corp.  
Date: July 11, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 88
Docket Number: 2010AP002533

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned a circuit court's order to transfer to a tribal court a civil suit that was brought against a tribally owned entity by a nonmember of the tribe. The question before the Supreme Court was whether the c...

Wis. Indus. Energy Group v. Pub. Serv. Comm'n  
Date: July 11, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 89
Docket Number: 2010AP002762

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) correctly concluded the Wisconsin Power and Light's (WPL) application to construct a large, out-of-state, electric generating facility wa...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John A. Chavez
Date: July 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 83
Docket Number: 2005AP002110-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Reed Martin
Date: July 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 84
Docket Number: 2011AP000989-D
Wadzinski v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co.  
Date: July 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 75
Docket Number: 2009AP002752

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a fatal motorcycle accident in which Steven Wadzinski was struck and killed by an uninsured motorist. Steven's wife, Michelle, sought uninsured motorist (UM) coverage under an umbrella insurance poli...

Wis. Dolls, LLC v. Town of Dell Prairie  
Date: July 5, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 76
Docket Number: 2010AP002900

Justia Opinion Summary: The Town of Dell Prairie, in renewing the Class "B" and "Class B" alcohol beverages licenses (hereinafter "license") of Wisconsin Dolls, reduced the described premises of the license from the entire eight acres of Wiscon...

State v. Ziegler  
Date: July 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 73
Docket Number: 2010AP002514-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Defendant guilty of several crimes stemming from allegations involving four teenage girls. Defendant appealed, challenging his conviction on four grounds. The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circu...

Marco A. Marquez v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Date: July 2, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 74
Docket Number: 2010AP000826
Estate of Kriefall v. Sizzler USA Franchise, Inc.  
Date: June 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 70
Docket Number: 2010AP000491

Justia Opinion Summary: The questions before the Supreme Court in this case stemmed from damages sustained because of food contaminated by E. coli pathogens at two Sizzler Steak House restaurants. The plaintiffs in the underlying actions settle...

State v. Hunt  
Date: June 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 72
Docket Number: 2010AP001155

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in these two consolidated appeals was whether Wis. Stat. 980 requires the dismissal of a pending commitment petition when the individual subject to the petition is re-incarcerated because of the revocation of pa...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Joseph W. Weigel
Date: June 29, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 71
Docket Number: 2010AP001523-D
Weborg v. Jenny  
Date: June 28, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 67
Docket Number: 2010AP000258

Justia Opinion Summary: After William Weborg died of severe coronary artery disease, his wife and their minor sons (collectively, the Weborgs) commenced a medical malpractice action against three physicians, their insurer, and the Injured Patie...

State v. Cain  
Date: June 28, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 68
Docket Number: 2010AP001599-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered into a plea agreement with the State in which Defendant pled no contest to manufacturing THC. Based on a plea colloquy, the circuit court determined that the plea was entered knowingly, voluntarily, and...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel v. City of Milwaukee  
Date: June 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 65
Docket Number: 2011AP001112

Justia Opinion Summary: This case revolved around public records requests of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters seeking dispatch records and incident reports from the Milwaukee Police Department. The City requested advance payment for copying...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Gerald D. Stange
Date: June 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 66
Docket Number: 2011AP001663-D
Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. David T. Prosser, Jr.
Date: June 27, 2012
Docket Number: 2012AP000566-J
State v. Anagnos  
Date: June 26, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 64
Docket Number: 2010AP001812

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, an officer conducted a traffic stop of Dimitrius Anagnos's vehicle. Once the vehicle was stopped, the officer determined that Anagnos was intoxicated and arrested him for operating while under the influence...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John C. Widule
Date: June 22, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 63
Docket Number: 2001AP002157-D
State v. Abbott Labs.  
Date: June 22, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 62
Docket Number: 2010AP000232-AC

Justia Opinion Summary: The State brought a civil action against Pharmacia Corporation, alleging that the company reported inflated drug prices to Wisconsin Medicaid. A jury found Pharmacia liable for violating the Deceptive Trade Practices Act...

State v. Miller  
Date: June 12, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 61
Docket Number: 2010AP000557-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: As a result of an investigatory stop and search, police discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle driven by Defendant Joseph Miller. The circuit court denied Miller's motion to suppress the evidence and statem...

State v. Rowan  
Date: June 8, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 60
Docket Number: 2010AP001398-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of, inter alia, battery to a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and DUI. For the battery conviction, Rowan was sentenced to initial confinement followed by extended supervision. Among th...

Maxwell v. Hartford Union High Sch. Dist.  
Date: May 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 58
Docket Number: 2009AP002176

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court granted summary judgment to Community Insurance Corporation (CIC) on a claim by the Hartford Union High School Board of Education and the Hartford Union High School District (collectively, the District)...

State v. Williams  
Date: May 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 59
Docket Number: 2010AP001551-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Douglas Williams pled no contest to manufacturing THC. Williams appealed the denial of his motion to suppress, asserting that the search warrant that was issued for his home by a circuit court commissioner was...

Marquez v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC  
Date: May 24, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 57
Docket Number: 2010AP000826

Justia Opinion Summary: Marco Marquez, the consumer, brought this action against Mercedes-Benz USA, alleging that his new car was a "lemon" under the state's Lemon Law, that he requested a refund and provided Mercedes-Benz with the required not...

Aldrich v. Labor & Ind. Review Comm'n  
Date: May 23, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 53
Docket Number: 2010AP001785

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee filed state discrimination claims against Employer. Employee first filed her claims with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which dismissed her claims. In the meantime, Employee filed a...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Bridget E. Boyle
Date: May 23, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 54
Docket Number: 2010AP002566-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. T. Christopher Kelly
Date: May 23, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 55
Docket Number: 2011AP001654-D
State v. Tyler T.  
Date: May 22, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 52
Docket Number: 2010AP000784

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed a petition alleging that Tyler T., a juvenile, was delinquent and a petition for waiver of juvenile court jurisdiction over Tyler. The circuit court waived juvenile court jurisdiction over Tyler, and the...

Fond du Lac County v. Helen E. F.  
Date: May 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 50
Docket Number: 2010AP002061

Justia Opinion Summary: Helen E.F. was an 85-year-old woman with Alzheimer's Disease. Helen was transported to the emergency room in the city of Fond du Lac for medical treatment. While there, Helen exhibited agitated and aggressive behavior. A...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Anne E. Brown
Date: May 18, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 51
Docket Number: 2011AP000142-D
Aurora Consol. Health Care v. Labor & Indus. Review Comm'n  
Date: May 11, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 49
Docket Number: 2010AP000208

Justia Opinion Summary: After Employee suffered a work-related injury and was terminated by Employer due to Employer's inability to accommodate his physical restrictions, Employee filed a worker's compensation claim for permanent and total disa...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Aaron J. Rollins
Date: May 9, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 48
Docket Number: 2011AP000778-D
Lamar Co., LLC v. Country Side Rest., Inc.  
Date: May 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 46
Docket Number: 2010AP002023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation acquired a parcel of land owned by Country Side, a portion of which Country Side leased to the Lamar Company. Country Side and Lamar agreed that all proceeds would be transferre...

Best Price Plumbing, Inc. v. Erie Ins. Exch.  
Date: May 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 44
Docket Number: 2010AP001474

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract case, the jury found that a contract existed between Erie Insurance Exchange and Best Price Plumbing but that Erie did not breach the contract. The circuit court granted Best Price's motion aft...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. J. Manuel Raneda
Date: May 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 42
Docket Number: 2011AP000817-D
Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. David T. Prosser, Jr.
Date: May 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 43
Docket Number: 2012AP000566-J
OLR v. Stanley Woodard
Date: April 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 41
Docket Numbers: 1993AP001135-D, 1994AP001838-D, 1996AP000884-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. John R. Loew
Date: April 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 40
Docket Number: 2011AP000777-D
Jandre v. Physicians Ins. Co. of Wis.  
Date: April 17, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 39
Docket Number: 2008AP001972

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas and Barbara Jandre filed an action against, inter alia, a physician and her insurer, asserting (1) the physician negligently diagnosed Thomas with Bell's palsy, and (2) the physician breached her duty to inform a...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Benjamin C. Butler
Date: April 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 37
Docket Number: 2010AP003013-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Stephan Walter Addison
Date: April 4, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 38
Docket Number: 2010AP003014-D
May v. May  
Date: April 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 35
Docket Number: 2010AP000177

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael May sought to reduce his child support payments to his former wife, Suzanne May, approximately one year after entry of an order by the circuit court establishing a thirty-three-month unmodifiable floor for child...

State v. Felix  
Date: April 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 36
Docket Number: 2010AP000346-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Devin Felix was convicted of second-degree intentional homicide. The court of appeals reversed, holding that statements and physical evidence obtained from Defendant outside of the home after Miranda warnings w...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Paul W. Humphrey
Date: March 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 32
Docket Number: 2006AP002842-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Joseph L. Sommers
Date: March 30, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 33
Docket Number: 2006AP002851-D
Admiral Ins. Co. v. Paper Converting Machine Co.  
Date: March 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 30
Docket Number: 2009AP002099

Justia Opinion Summary: After Employer and Employee settled a suit Employee brought against Employer, Employer's Insurer paid the policy's maximum of $2 million pursuant to an oral funding agreement. Insurer then filed an action against Employe...

Johnson v. Cintas Corp. No. 2  
Date: March 27, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 31
Docket Number: 2009AP002549

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Johnson filed a summons and complaint against Cintas Corporation, alleging he had automobile liability insurance coverage through Cintas. Johnson subsequently served his summons and complaint upon the registered a...

Crown Castle USA, Inc. v. Orion Logistics, LLC  
Date: March 22, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 29
Docket Number: 2009AP003029

Justia Opinion Summary: Crown Castle USA, Inc. commenced an action against Orion Construction Group, LLC in Pennsylvania seeking monetary damages to satisfy an account receivable. The court entered default judgment against Orion Construction, a...

Michael J. Waldvogel Trucking, LLC v. State Labor & Indus. Review Comm'n  
Date: March 21, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 28
Docket Number: 2011AP000329-FT

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee was employed by Employer as a driver. Due to lack of work, Employee was laid off indefinitely. Three months later, Employer recalled Employee. Employee was required to submit to a pre-employment drug test, to wh...

Wis. Prosperity Network v. Myse  
Date: March 19, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 27
Docket Number: 2010AP001937-OA

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners asked the Supreme Court to take jurisdiction of an original action challenging rules adopted by the Government Accountability Board (GAB). Before the Court accepted the original action, four justices voted to...

Heritage Farms, Inc. v. Markel Ins. Co.  
Date: March 16, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 26
Docket Number: 2010AP000355

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs in this action consisted of Heritage Farms and several other landowners whose properties were damaged as a result of a forest fire. A jury determined the fire was negligently caused by Jeffrey Knaack. Post-ver...

State v. Dinkins  
Date: March 13, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 24
Docket Number: 2009AP001643-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court found William Dinkins guilty of knowingly failing to comply with the sex offender registration statute, which required Dinkins to provide the address at which he would be residing ten days prior to his...

State v. Sutton  
Date: March 8, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 23
Docket Number: 2010AP001391-CRNM

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted at a bench trial of misdemeanor retail theft in the circuit court. On appeal, the court of appeals (1) affirmed the conviction; (2) denied Defendant's request to remand the cause to determine whet...

Nickel v. United States  
Date: March 8, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 22
Docket Number: 2011AP000987

Justia Opinion Summary: This case required the Supreme Court to answer a threshold question concerning whether an appeal in this insurance company rehabilitation case could go forward. The court of appeals granted the motion of the Office of th...

Orlowski v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.  
Date: March 7, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 21
Docket Number: 2009AP002848

Justia Opinion Summary: Insured, who was injured, submitted a claim to Insurer under her underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage after exhausting the policy limits of the underinsured motorist. An arbitration panel concluded that the court of appe...

Hirschhorn v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co.  
Date: March 6, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 20
Docket Number: 2009AP002768

Justia Opinion Summary: Joel and Evelyn Hirschhorn filed suit against their homeowners insurer, Auto-Owners Insurance Company, for breach of contract and bad faith, claiming that Auto-Owners was liable for the total loss of their vacation home....

BAPR v. Jane A. Edgar
Date: March 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 19
Docket Number: 1999AP000062-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Jane Edgar
Date: March 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 19
Docket Number: 2002AP002962-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Donald Hahnfeld
Date: March 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 17
Docket Number: 2010AP002538-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Tracy R. Eichhorn-Hicks
Date: March 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 18
Docket Number: 2011AP002326-D
State v. Ryan  
Date: February 28, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 16
Docket Number: 2009AP003075

Justia Opinion Summary: In this forfeiture action, the State alleged that Defendant Basil Ryan unlawfully placed and maintained a sunken barge on the bed of the Menomonee River in violation of Wis. Stat. Ann. chapter 30. The circuit court concl...

MBS-Certified Pub. Accountants, LLC v. Wis. Bell Inc.  
Date: February 24, 2012
Citations: 2002 WI 108, 2012 WI 15
Docket Number: 2008AP001830

Justia Opinion Summary: An accountant and the company he owned (collectively, MBS), filed suit against Defendants, telecommunications companies, asserting claims for damages under Wis. Stat. 100.207 and other statutes, arguing that Defendants'...

State v. Dowdy  
Date: February 14, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 12
Docket Number: 2010AP000772-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant Carl Dowdy was found guilty of second degree sexual assault. The circuit court sentenced Defendant to fifteen years imprisonment and then stayed the sentence in favor of a ten-year period of...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Arik J. Guenther
Date: February 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 10
Docket Number: 2011AP001073-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Michael J. Hicks
Date: February 10, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 11
Docket Number: 2011AP002448-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Warren L. Brandt
Date: February 9, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 8
Docket Number: 2011AP001700-D
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Katharine L. Taber
Date: February 9, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 9
Docket Number: 2011AP002263-D
Zwiefelhofer v. Town of Cooks Valley  
Date: February 8, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 7
Docket Number: 2010AP002398

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, several residents of the Town of Cooks Valley, brought a declaratory judgment action against the Town to declare the Town's nonmetallic mining ordinance invalid because the ordinance did not have county board...

Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Mark Milos
Date: February 3, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 6
Docket Number: 2011AP002625-D
State v. Hanson  
Date: February 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 4
Docket Number: 2008AP002759-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Daniel Hanson was found guilty of fleeing a traffic officer, a felony under Wis. Stat. 346.04(3). The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court also affirmed, holding (1) the circuit court properly...

State v. Sellhausen  
Date: February 1, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 5
Docket Number: 2010AP000445-CR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of battery to a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. Although the circuit court judge's daughter-in-law was not a member of the jury, she was in the pool of potential jurors, and Defend...

Olson v. Farrar  
Date: January 31, 2012
Citation: 2012 WI 3
Docket Number: 2009AP002385

Justia Opinion Summary: Todd Olson filed suit against Robert Farrar, alleging he was liable for property damage to Olson's trailer home and vehicle. Farrar's insurer, Mt. Morris Mutual Insurance Company, sought a declaration that it had neither...

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