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04/29/16 - 2014AP940 (2016 WI 30)
Walworth State Bank v. Abbey Springs Condominium Association, Inc. and Abbey Springs, Inc. - The decision of the court of appeals is reversed, and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Author: Rebecca G. Bradley
Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley dissent – opinion filed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts 12 new cases

May 2, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept 12 new cases and acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, issues, and counties of origin of granted cases are listed below. Hyperlinks to Court of Appeals' decisions are also provided where available. The synopses provided are not complete analyses of the issues presented. More information about any particular case before the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals can be found on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. see full article see full article

Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. to retire from Supreme Court July 31

April 27, 2016 - Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. today announced that he will retire from the Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31, after nearly 18 years on the Court and four decades in public service to the state. see full article see full article

The Third Branch, winter/spring 2016

April 19, 2016 - The winter/spring edition of The Third Branch, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin court system, is now available.

Milwaukee County awarded $2 million MacArthur Foundation grant

April 13, 2016 - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that Milwaukee County will receive a $2 million grant during the next two years to help reduce jail populations and address racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. see full article see full article

Report outlines performance measures to ensure drug courts are effective

April 8, 2016 - The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has developed a comprehensive report establishing 17 areas of measurement that will help ensure drug treatment courts in Wisconsin are performing effectively and efficiently. see full article see full article

Open rules conference

April 5, 2016 - The Supreme Court April 13, 2016 open rules conference agenda is now available. More detailed information about pending rules petitions and about the rule-making process is also available.

College, high school students experience Supreme Court through "Court with Class"

March 31, 2016 - Students and teachers from Union Grove High School and Ripon College Pre-Law Society will visit the Supreme Court in Madison on April 5, and students and teachers from Edgewood High School and Lake Shore Technical College will visit on April 7, as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article

Oral argument schedule

March 31, 2016 - The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments during April on cases that originated in six counties. The calendar and synopses of cases to be heard can be found here.

April case of the month

March 30, 2016 - The case of the month project provides high school teachers with some of the necessary tools to educate their students about the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Each month, during the Supreme Court's session, a "teachable" case will be highlighted. It will be chosen from the cases the Court will hear that month. April case of the month available here.

Supreme Court approves mandatory eFiling rule

March 18, 2016 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, on March 17, gave final approval to a rule that will result in the implementation of mandatory electronic filing (eFiling) statewide for all case types during the next several years. see full article see full article

New E-Learning session available on CHIPS-related issues

March 16, 2016 - A new learning module has been added to the Children's Court Improvement Program E-Learning Project website.The Child Safety Decision-Making learning activity is now available, providing judges and court commissioners with a useful framework for making decisions related to removal and placement in child in need of protection or services (CHIPS) proceedings. see full article see full article

Students experience Supreme Court through "Court with Class"

March 14, 2016 - Students and teachers from Two Rivers High School and Monticello High School will visit the Supreme Court in Madison on March 14, and students and teachers from Loyal High School will visit on March 16, as part of the award-winning Court with Class educational program. see full article see full article


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