Friday, November 19, 2010

2010-2011 Term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

November 19, 2010
Phillips v. U.S. Bank Nat'l. Assn., 2010 WI 131
Opinion Per Curiam. The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed by an equally divided court. Abrahamson, Bradley, and Crooks would affirm. Prosser, Roggensack, and Gableman would reverse. Ziegler did not participate.

Oral Argument December 2010, January 2011, February 2011, and March 2011
Pending Cases (updated October 14, 2010)
Pending Rules Petitions scheduled - tentatively scheduled - not scheduled.

November 17, 2010
State v. Patrick R. Patterson, 2010 WI 130
Opinion by Crooks for a unanimous court. The decision of the court of appeals is affirmed.

November 10, 2010
In the matter of amendment of Wis. Stat. 802.10, 804.01, 804.08, 804.09, 804.12, and 805.07, 2010 WI 129.
Order Per Curiam: Petition granted, effective January 1, 2011. Bradley dissents, joined by Abrahamson.

November 5, 2010
In the matter the amendment of Supreme Court Rule 71.01, regarding required court reporting, and Wis. Stat. s. 885.42, videotape procedure, 2010 WI 128
Order Per Curiam: petition granted, effective January 1, 2011.

November 5, 2010
In the matter of the petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 20:1.15(e)(2)a., relating to trust account insurance and safety requirements, 2010 WI 127
Order Per Curiam: petition granted, effective January 1, 2011.

November 4, 2010
In the matter of the petition to amend or repeal Supreme Court Rule 40.03, Diploma Privilege, 2010 WI 126
Order Per Curiam: petition denied. Abrahamson concurs, joined by Bradley and Crooks.

November 2, 2010
Case Disposition of Petitions, 2010 WI 125
Table: Decided September 1, 2010 to October 31, 2010

November 3, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Elliott, 2010 WI 124
Opinion Per Curiam: Revoked.

October 21, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Torvinen, 2010 WI 123
Opinion Per Curiam: Dismissed.

October 14, 2010
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Inc. v. City of Milwaukee, 2010 WI 122
Opinion Per Curiam: The court being equally divided (Prosser, Roggensack, and Gableman would affirm; Abrahamson, Bradley, Crooks would reverse; Ziegler did not participate), certification dismissed and remanded to the Court of Appeals.

October 14, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Joan A. Kessler, 2010 WI 121
Opinion Per Curiam: Dismissed.

October 14, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Frederick P. Kessler, 2010 WI 120
Opinion Per Curiam: Dismissed.
October 6, 2010
In the matter of the petition to amend Supreme Court Rules 12.02(6) and 12.03(7) concerning the Lawyers Assistance Corporation, 2010 WI 119
Order Per Curiam: Supreme Court Rules 12.02(6) and 12.03(7) are amended.

October 6, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Kramer 2010 WI 118
Order Per Curiam: revoked.

September 30, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. LeSieur, 2010 WI 117
Order Per Curiam: Public reprimand. Bradley dissents.

September 30, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. George, 2010 WI 116
Order Per Curiam: Reinstated. Prosser did not participate.

September 22, 2010
Justice's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Health issues report

September 17, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Peiss, 2010 WI 115
Opinion Per Curiam: suspended one year.

September 17, 2010
Chief Justice Heffernan's portrait presented to Wisconsin Supreme Court

September 8, 2010
Case Disposition of Petitions, 2010 WI 114
Table: Decided July 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010

September 10, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Mularski, 2010 WI 113
Opinion Per Curiam: revoked.

September 8, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Compton, 2010 WI 112
Opinion Per Curiam: suspended two years.

September 2, 2010
Case Disposition of Petitions, 2010 WI 111
Table: Decided May 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010

September 2, 2010
Case Disposition of Petitions, 2010 WI 110
Table: Decided March 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010

September 3, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Coplien, 2010 WI 109
Opinion Per Curiam: suspended six months.

September 1, 2010
Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Lister, 2010 WI 108
Opinion Per Curiam: suspended 90 days.

2009-2010 Term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court