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Wisconsin Arrest Law
United States of America v. Charles A. Evans and Tiana L. Williams

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Charles A. Evans, 40, and Tiana L. Williams, 24, both of Beloit, Wis., with participating in a conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin from May to September 2014.

The indictment was returned on October 29 by a grand jury sitting in Madiso... More...
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United States of America v. Brady Holmes and Robyn Reed

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brady Holmes, 48, and Robyn Reed, 50, both of Glendale, Ariz., were sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge William Conley for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Holmes was sentenced to 12 years and Reed was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison... More...   $0 (12-03-2014 - WI)

United States of America v. William Ellis

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that William Ellis, 28, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 72 months in federal prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it. Ellis pleaded guilty to this charge on September 24, 2014.

On May 10, 2014, Ellis was arrest... More...
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United States of America v. John C. Morrison and Anna F. Novak

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrests of John C. Morrison, 70, and Anna F. Novak, 57, both of Ashland, Wis. Morrison and Novak were arrested this morning in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., following their indictment on December 10, 2014 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin. Morrison and Novak appeare... More...   $0 (12-16-2014 - WI)

United States of America v. Evan Schmidt

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Evan Schmidt, 26, at his home in Madison, Wis., this morning. Schmidt was indicted on December 17 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison.

Schmidt made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison this morning. He ... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory Porter

MADISON, WI. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Gregory Porter, 58, last night at his residence in Rhinelander, Wis. Porter was indicted on December 17 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison. Porter will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today.

T... More...
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United States of America v. Ashley Dover

United States Attorney James L. Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that a federal grand jury recently returned a 33-count indictment charging ten defendants with various credit card fraud and identity theft offenses, including a conspiracy to use stolen credit card information to make over $1.7 million in fraudulent transactions.

The defendants are identified as Ashl... More...
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United States of America v. Jody Adamski

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jody Adamski, 45, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to 72 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing child pornography. Adamski pleaded guilty to this charge on November 13, 2013.

This ... More...
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United States of America v. Aneudy Benitez-Martinez

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Aneudy Benitez-Martinez, 33, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to 21 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Benitez-Martinez pleaded guilty to these charges... More...   $0 (03-06-2014 - WI)

Mitch Rooni v. Bradley Biser

Deer hunting is serious business in the state of Wisconsin. Although the hunters and the state game wardens may coexist peacefully most of the time, in this case they did not. A dispute erupted between Mitch Rooni, a hunter, and Bradley Biser, a warden employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and it has now wended its way into federal court. According to

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State of Wisconsin v. Brown

This Fourth Amendment case examines the legality of a traffic stop that started as a possible defective tail light violation, and ultimately resulted in charges of felon in possession of a firearm against Antonio D. Brown.

The Supreme Court reviews whether the Court of Appeals properly concluded that a tail lamp that is 66-percent functional is in "good working order" as required under Wis.... More...
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United State of America v. Mark Balcerowski

Mark Balcerowski, 54, Mayville, Wis., was sentenced today for his role in a long-term investigation into cocaine trafficking in Jefferson County.

Balcerowski was sentenced to three years of probation by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, who noted that Sobrolske avoided a prison term because his conduct was driven by his own addiction and because he did not financially profit from his in... More...
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United States of America v. Ivy T. Rucker

Following a three-day jury trial, Ivy T. Tucker was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin in violation of

2 No. 12-1281

21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1) and (b)(1)(A). Tucker was sentenced to 480 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On appeal, Tucker argues he was denied a fair trial because of misconduct by the prosecutor... More...
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Tamara Phillips v. Community Insurance Croporation

Tamara Phillips contends that police officers used excessive force in arresting her when they shot her four times in the leg with an SL6 baton launcher after she disregarded their orders to come out of her car. Phillips’s case was tried to a jury, which returned a verdict in the officers’ favor. Phillips appeals, contending that the district court erroneously denied her post-verdict motion for... More...   $0 (04-27-2012 - WI)

Nazir Al-Mujaahid v. City of Milwaukee

¶1 PER CURIAM. Nazir Al-Mujaahid, pro se, appeals from a circuit court order denying his petition for the return of a gun that was seized from the home of a man named Daniel Bonnie Pate.[1] Al-Mujaahid, who alleged that he was the lawful owner of the gun and sought its return pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 968.20 (2009–10), argues that the circuit court erroneously denied his petition.[2] ... More...   $0 (04-10-2012 - WI)

Thomas W. Jandre v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

¶1 SHIRLEY S. ABRAHAMSON, C.J. This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals in a medical malpractice case.[1] The court of appeals affirmed a judgment of the Circuit Court for Fond du Lac County, Robert J. Wirtz, Judge, entered on a jury verdict in favor of Thomas W. Jandre (Jandre) and his wife, Barbara J. Jandre (collectively, the Jandres), against Dr. Therese J. Bullis... More...   $0 (04-17-2012 - WI)

Scott Hegwood v. City of Eau Claire

The Nasty Habit Saloon (the “Nasty Habit”), a popular bar operating in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, lost its liquor license after a series of altercations between its employees and its customers requiring police intervention. The Nasty Habit’s license was revoked pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 125.12(2)(ag)(2), which provides that a liquor license can be revoked or suspended if the holder “keeps or m... More...   $0 (04-09-2012 - WI)

Jesus Gonzalez v. Village of West Milwaukee

Jesus Gonzalez was active in Wisconsin’s “open carry” movement, which advocates for the right to carry unconcealed firearms in public. On two occasions in 2008 and 2009, he openly carried a holstered handgun into retail stores in the Village of West Milwaukee and the City of Chilton, Wisconsin. On each occasion he was arrested for disorderly conduct and his gun was confiscated. He was not pr... More...   $0 (02-02-2012 - WI)

Edith Milstone v. City of Monore, Wisconsin

Edith Milestone was banned from entering the Senior Center in the City of Monroe, Wisconsin, because she repeatedly violated the Center’s Code of Conduct. She sued the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming that the expulsion violated her free-speech and due-process rights and that the Code is facially unconstitutional. A magistrate judge granted summary judgment for the City. The judge held that... More...   $0 (11-21-2011 - WI)

David Hutchins v. David A. Clarke, Jr.

Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff David Hutchins brought an action for comments made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke regarding Hutchins’ disciplinary history with the sheriff’s department. The district court granted the plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment, finding that Sheriff Clarke violated (1) Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39; (2) Wisconsin’s Right... More...   $0 (10-24-2011 - WI)

Shelbey Bomkamp v. Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

Shelbey Bomkamp, a minor, and her parents, Margaret and Douglas Bomkamp, settled their medical malpractice lawsuit against pediatric surgeon Dr. Leonard Go. The circuit court dismissed the Bomkamps’ challenges to the constitutionality of Wis. Stat. § 655.015 (2009-10),[1] which requires the settlement to be paid into a future medical expense account administered by the Wisconsin Injured Patien... More...   $0 (05-18-2011 - WI)

Village of Menomonee Falls v. Jesse Schaefer

Jesse M. Schaefer’s operating privileges were revoked after he failed to request a refusal hearing within the ten-day time limit set forth in Wis. Stat. § 343.305(10). Schaefer requested that the municipal court reopen the proceedings based on excusable neglect. The municipal court denied Schaefer’s request and the circuit court affirmed. Because a revocation order under § 343.305(10) is ... More...   $0 (05-18-2011 - WI)

Tammy W-G. v. Jacob T.

This case comes before us by certification from the court of appeals. Certification was recommended to "resolve the ambiguities and uncertainties regarding the use of Wis. Stat. § 48.415(6) as a ground to terminate parental rights." Tammy W-G. v. Jacob T., No. 2009AP2973, unpublished slip op., at 11 (Wis. Ct. App. Apr. 22, 2010). The certified questions are:

(1) Whether "once a 'substa... More...
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Darnell E. Cole v. Milwaukee Area Technical College District

In February 2009, Plaintiff Darnell E. Cole was terminated from his employment as president of the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendants, Milwaukee Area Technical College District (College) and Milwaukee Area Technical College District Board (Board) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He later filed an Amended Complaint, also pursuant to § 1983, and al... More...
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Steven Thomas v. Clinton L. Mallett

Steven Thomas sued various paint manufacturers, alleging that childhood exposure to white lead carbonate found in their products caused injury to his brain. A jury returned a verdict in favor of the Manufacturers. Thomas contends he is entitled to a new trial because of flaws in the verdict form, the improper use of peremptory strikes to remove two potential jurors, and the improper admission of... More...   $0 (12-16-2010 - WI)

Chet Cyrus v. Town of Mukwonago

Nickolos Cyrus suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and was known to local police based on past psychotic—but noncriminal—episodes. Early one morning, after being reported missing by his family and while in a delusional state, he wandered into a partially built new home in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, wearing nothing but a bathrobe.

The property owner was present and called the p... More...
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David Hanson v. Dane County, Wisconsin, et al.

By the time the 911 dispatcher in Dane County picked up the phone to receive a call, the connection had been broken. The dispatcher called back; no one answered. Police were alerted, and three officers soon arrived at the house from which the call had been placed. They entered without permission and questioned the four occupants:

David Hanson, his wife Karen, and their daughters Kari (the... More...
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Bradley DeBraska, Sr. v. Quad Graphics, Inc, Milwaukee Magazine and Kurt Chandler

Quad Graphics, Inc., Milwaukee Magazine, and Kurt Chandler (unless otherwise specified, collectively referred to as Quad), appeal from an order denying their motion for judgment on the pleadings.1 Quad filed a petition for leave to appeal the order, which we granted.

¶2 Quad argues that Bradley DeBraska, Sr.’s retraction demand failed to satisfy the conditions precedent to commencing an ... More...
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Phyllis E. Hageny v. Joseph A. Bodensteiner, MD., Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, Inc. and Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

¶1 PETERSON, J. The Estate of Thomas Hageny, and his widow, Phyllis, (collectively, Mrs. Hageny) appeal a judgment dismissing their medical malpractice claims against Dr. Joseph Bodensteiner and related insurers. Mrs. Hageny argues the circuit court erred by deciding as a matter of law not to submit the issue of informed consent to the jury. We disagree and affirm.

Background<... More...
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James Domka v. Portage County, Wisconsin

As a result of James Domka's plea bargain following his third-offense arrest for driving under the influence, his sentence included work-release privileges (known in Wisconsin as "Huber privileges") and the opportunity to serve the majority of his jail time at home under Portage County's Home Detention Program ("HDP"). While under the HDP, Domka registered a positive alcohol reading on a So... More...   $0 (04-26-2008 - WI)

Terrance Jewett v. Officer Dale Anders

Terrance Jewett filed this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Officer Dale Anders, a Milwaukee police officer. He alleges that Officer Anders unlawfully arrested him and used excessive force in effectuating the arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment, as made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment. He also alleges that Officer Anders deprived him of liberty without due ... More...   $0 (04-11-2008 - WI)

Robert A. Henry v. Arthur L. Jones and City of Milwaukee

After a local television station aired a videotape that showed Officer Robert Henry shoving an unarmed arrestee in a police station booking room and then pushing him against a wall and onto a desk, then-Milwaukee Police Chief Arthur Jones requested an Internal Affairs Division investigation and ultimately decided to terminate Henry from the Milwaukee Police Department. Henry, a white mal... More...   $0 (11-07-2007 - WI)

State of Wisconsin ex rel David J. Gehl and DSG Evergreen, F.L.P.

David Gehl appeals from an order denying his petition for a writ of mandamus seeking email communications from Dane County officials under the public records law. He asserts that, prior to the time of his request, the County improperly deleted emails that may have been responsive to his request, and he seeks access to whatever portion of the deleted emails that may still exist on discarded bac... More...   $0 (10-18-2007 - WI)

St. Francis Hospital v. James Szymczak

James Szymczak appeals the judgment incorporating an order finding him in contempt for his refusal to pay an earlier assessment leveled against him for violating the pleading requirements of Wis. Stat. § 802.05 (2005-06),[1] or, in the alternative, for his failure to appear in court to answer under oath all supplemental deposition questions.[2] The trial court found Szymczak in contempt pursua... More...   $0 (10-23-2007 - WI)

In the Matter of the Guardianship of Eleanore S.

1 CURLEY, P.J. James S. appeals the order denying his motion seeking relief from the final stipulation and for a declaratory judgment. He also appeals the trial court order assessing him $8409 for attorneys' fees after finding that he violated the pleading requirements of Wis. Stat. § 802.05 (2005‑06).[1] Because James S.'s motions were filed after he was ordered by the trial ... More...   $0 (08-21-2007 - WI)

Alfonso Morales and David Kolatski v. City of Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Police Department employed David Kolatski and Alfonso Morales as police officers in its Vice Control Division ("VCD"). Kolatski and Morales were reassigned to street patrol duties after informing an Assistant District Attorney about allegations that Police Chief Arthur Jones and Deputy Chief Monica Ray had harbored the Deputy Chief's brother, who was wanted on felony warran... More...   $0 (07-18-2007 - WI)

Debra Jenkins, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Larry Jerome Jenkins, deceased, v. Jon Bartlett

Debra Jenkins, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Larry Jerome Jenkins, deceased, sued former Milwaukee Police Office Jon Bartlett on a civil rights theory, 42 U.S.C. 1983, claiming that the former police officer used excessive force when he shot and killed Larry Jenkins during a traffic stop. Jenkins got out of the car and entered a second car. Bartlett claimed t... More...   $0 (05-09-2006 - WI)

HALIMA ABDULLAHI, on her own behalf and as Administrator for the Estate of JAMAL MOHAMED, v. City of Madison

Plaintiff Halima Abdullahi, mother of a man who died during (or shortly after) defendant police officers' attempts to subdue and arrest him, brought a Fourth Amendment Claim against the City of Madison and the police officers involved, alleging that one of the officers used excessive force during the arrest and that the other officers failed to intervene. The district court granted defend... More...   $0 (09-16-2005 - WI)

United States of America v. Rodney T. Howze

Rodney Howze fired a gun into the air to disperse a group of unruly teenagers. This was not a good idea: Howze, who had several criminal convictions, was not allowed to possess a gun, let alone fire one on a crowded street. He pleaded guilty to violating 18 U.S.C. §922(g), which prohibits felons from having guns. The prosecutor proposed to treat three of Howze's prior convictions as "vio... More...   $0 (09-22-2003 - WI)

Alma Bicknese, M.D. v. Thomas B. Sutula and the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

Alma Bicknese (Bicknese) alleges that Thomas Sutula (Sutula), who was chair of the Neurology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, offered her a position as an assistant professor and that she relied upon this offer in turning down a comparable job offer from the University of New York-Buffalo. Bicknese seeks review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, which dismisse... More...   $375000 (05-02-2003 - WI)

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