Friday, May 24, 2013

Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases

The Wisconsin Court System announced the three recently accepted cases are:

Betz v. Diamond Jim's Auto Sales, 2012 WI App 131 (2012AP183) review [Court of Appeals opinion] on "several issues, including a potential conflict between the provisions of fee-shifting statutes and the established public policy right of parties to settle disputes. The Court also reviews whether the parties' settlement agreement was a valid, unambiguous, binding contract that released used car dealer Diamond Jim's Auto Sales of any further obligation in connection with plaintiff Randy L. Betz's claims, including responsibility for Atty. Vince Megna's fees."

Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund v. Town Bank, 2013 WI App 6 (2011AP2774) review [Court of Appeals opinion] on "Whether an enforceable creditors lien attaches to personal property acquired after a ch. 816, Stats., supplementary proceeding has been held" and "Whether the fact that the supplemental commissioner's order and proof of service were not filed with the clerk of court rendered Town Bank's creditor's lien unenforceable."

Belding v. Demoulin, 2013 WI App 26 (2012AP829) review [Court of Appeals opinion] on three issues:
"May Wis. Stat. §632.32(5)(e) be used to prohibit an insurance provision expressly authorized by another subsection of Wis. Stat. §632.32(5)?
"May a statute, unambiguous on its face, be rewritten by the court based upon a perceived conflict with another statute?
"Should Wis. Stat. § 632.32(6)(d) be construed to prohibit the "drive other car" exclusion expressly authorized by Wis. Stat. §632.32(5)(j)?"

Among the cases not accepted are:
State v. Pardo (2011AP889-CRNM) Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents.
State v. Polzin (2011AP2452-CR) Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents.
EA Restoration, LLC v. Diehm (2011AP2855) Justice Patience Drake Roggensack dissents.
State v. Wetzel (2011AP2948-CR) Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents.
Habush v. Cannon (2011AP1769) Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent.
Veronica K. v. Michael K. (2012AP197) Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents.
State v. Angie A. (2012AP2240) Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson dissents.