[David] Schauer initially lost his case in Circuit Court but won a review by the state Court of Appeals.
Schauer v. Diocese of Green Bay, 2004 WI App 180, affirmed the Circuit Court dismissal but remanded on the issue of whether the diocese was equitably estopped from asserting the statute of limitations defense. The Circuit Court then ruled the defense was not estopped, and dismissed the case. The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal in an unpublished decision, Schauer v. Diocese of Green Bay.
The diocese appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court.
Actually it was Schauer who petitioned for review, which was denied.