Friday, April 9, 2010

Supreme Court arguments April 12, 2010

9:45 a.m. Saddle Ridge Corp. v. Board of Review for Town of Pacific (2007AP2886) review of the Court of Appeals decision on the issues:
Who is assessable for the fair market value of declared but unbuilt condominium units?

Is the property in condominiums assessable to its beneficial owner, just as all other real property is assessable to its beneficial owner?

Is the condominium developer the beneficial owner of the declared but unbuilt units that will be built on undeveloped land?
Synopis at Supreme court accepts three new cases.

Unbuilt units are common element to each owner: Developer not liable for taxes, by David Ziemer, Wisconsin Law Journal


10:45 a.m. State v. Jones (2008AP2342-CR) review of the Court of Appeals decision on the issues:
Should the defendant receive a new trial because the failure to allow him a new attorney when one was available denied Jones his state and federal constitutional right to counsel of his choice?

Should the defendant receive a new trial because the trial court misused its discretion in denying the defendant a new attorney when he had never requested one before, his request came three months and 21 days prior to the scheduled date for trial, and there was evidence of “good cause” in the difficulties between the defendant and trial counsel that were based in part upon the defendant’s deafness?
Synopis at Supreme Court accepts seven new cases.


1:30 p.m. Metropolitan Associates v. City of Milwaukee (2009AP524) review of the Court of Appeals decision on the issue:
Does the court of appeals holding – that portions of Wis. Stat. §74.37, as amended by 2007 Wisconsin Act 86, do not violate the equal protection clause – conflict with this court’s decision in Nankin v. Village of Shorewood, 2001 WI 92, 245 Wis. 2d 86, 630 N.W.2d 141?
Synopis at Supreme court accepts three new cases.