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5. Judicial estoppel

State v. Jonathan J. English-Lancaster, 2002 WI App 74, PFR filed 3/22/02 For English-Lancaster: Steven D. Phillips, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue: Whether defendant is judicially estopped from appellate challenge to the efficacy of a curative instruction, where he: requested such an instruction, expressed approval of it when it was given, and failed to move for… Read More

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State v. Michael Johnson, 2001 WI App 105 For Johnson: David R. Karpe Issue: Whether defendant’s partially successful trial strategy of defending against two counts of possession of intent to deliver of claiming personal use on one count and denial of any knowledge of the substance in the second count judicially estopped him from arguing on… Read More

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State Richard J. Kenyon, 225 Wis.2d 657, 593 N.W.2d 491 (Ct. App. 1999) For Kenyon: Rex Anderegg Holding: Kenyon’s change in position from trial to appeal doesn’t fall within estoppel doctrine, because neither prosecution nor trial court relied on the changed position… Read More

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Judicial Estoppel: Challenge to Favorable Ruling

State v. Darcy N.K., 218 Wis. 2d 640, 581 N.W.2d 567 (Ct. App. 1998) For Darcy K.: Kenneth L. Lund, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: A party who prevailed at the trial level is judicially estopped, on appeal, from challenging the trial court’s favorable action taken at his or her own request… Read More

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Scott A. Magnuson, 220 Wis. 2d 468, 583 N.W.2d 843 (Ct. App. 1998) For Magnuson: T. Gregory Amann Issue/Holding: We conclude that Magnuson is judicially estopped from asserting that the two twelve-year concurrent sentences are excessive. Although Magnuson contends he did not agree to the recommended sentence, the record belies his claim. Magnuson’s probation officer… Read More

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