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Richard Thielman v. Leean, 2002 WI App 33 Companion case: Thielman v. Leean, 282 F.3d 478 (7th Cir. 2002)For Thielman: Mary Kennelly Issue/Holding: ¶1. The Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) appeals the circuit court’s order enjoining DHFS from transporting Richard Thielman and similarly committed ch. 980 patients to and from treatment facilities such as… Read More

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Reuben Adams v. Macht, 2001 WI App 10, 241 Wis. 2d 28, 623 N.W.2d 215 Issue: Whether the Wisconsin Resource Center policy prohibiting former employees from visiting the institution is enforceable against a patient seeking visits from a former employee who is also the mother of his child. Holding: The policy is reasonable and based… Read More

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State v. Anthony D.B., 2000 WI 94, ¶11, 237 Wis. 2d 1, 614 N.W.2d 435 For Anthony D.B.: Ellen Henak, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate Issue: Whether a circuit court has authority, on a Ch. 980 commitment, to order involuntary medication. Holding: “Because those individuals committed under ch. 980 are defined as ‘patients’ in Wis. Stat. §… Read More

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Edwin C. West v. Macht, 2000 WI App 134, 237 Wis. 2d 265, 614 N.W.2d 34 Issue: Whether living unit reassignment of a Ch. 980 subject was made in retaliation for his exercise of his constitutional right to petition on grievances. Holding: A commitment subject has a protected interest against being punished for exercising first… Read More

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