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7. Therapy

State v. Mary G., 2015AP55, 2015AP56, & 2015AP57, District 1, 6/2/15 (one-judge decision; ineligible for publication); case activity At the grounds phase of the trial on a TPR petition, the circuit court properly ordered Mary G. to provide the State with notes from her mental health treatment provider and appropriately considered evidence regarding Mary’s failure to… Read More

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TPR – Therapy Privilege, § 905.04(1)(b)

Winnebago County DHS v. Jenny L. G.-J., 2009AP2956, District 2, 2/23/11 court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Jenny L. G.-J.: Theresa J. Schmieder; case activity The privilege attaching to interactions under direction of a family therapist, § 905.04(1)(b), doesn’t apply to information obtained by “dispositional staff” providing services under § 48.069. ¶11     … Read More

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State v. Denis L.R., 2005 WI 110, affirming as modified 2004 WI App 51 For Intervenor Dawn R.: Dwight D. Darrow Issue/Holding: Revelation of a child’s statement to a counselor, discussing whether or not she had been sexually abused, may not be resisted on ground of privilege: ¶7        We do not address these issues regarding waiver because… Read More

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State v. Denis L.R., 2004 WI App 51, affirmed as modified, 2005 WI 110 For Denis L.R.: Richard Hahn; Dwight D. Darrow Issue/Holding: ¶15. This court recently analyzed whether waiver of the attorney-client privilege must be intentional under Wis. Stat. § 905.11. Sampson Children’s Trust v. Sampson 1979 Trust, 2003 WI App 141, 265 Wis. 2d 803, 667 N.W.2d… Read More

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State v. Curtis M. Agacki, 226 Wis.2d 349, 595 N.W.2d 31 (Ct. App. 1999) For Agacki: John M. Carroll. Issue: “(W)hether whether the psychotherapist-patient privilege can prevent a police officer, at a suppression motion hearing, from testifying about a psychotherapist’s account of a patient’s disclosure, which provided the basis for the officer’s probable cause to search… Read More

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Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege, § 905.04

State v. Curtis M. Agacki, 226 Wis.2d 349, 595 N.W.2d 31 (Ct. App. 1999) For Agacki: John M. Carroll. Issue/Holding: Psychotherapist-patient may be abrogated by “dangerous-patient exception” recognized by Schuster v. Altenberg, 144 Wis.2d 223, 424 N.W.2d 159 (1988), and Tarasoff v. Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 551 P.2d 334 (Cal. 1976)… Read More

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