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C. Mandamus/prohibition

State of Wisconsin ex rel. Two Unnamed Petitioners v. The Honorable Gregory Peterson et al.; State of Wisconsin ex rel. Francis D. Schmitz v. the Honorable Gregory Peterson, & State of Wisconsin ex rel. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. The Honorable Gregory Peterson, et al., 2015 WI 85, issued 7/16/15; case activity: Two Unnamed Petitioners; Schmitz v… Read More

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Counsel: Sanctions – Pre-Litigation Advice

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. v. Circuit Court for Milwaukee County, 2012 WI App 120(recommended for publication); case activity A court doesn’t possess inherent authority to impose on counsel a sanction (here, monetary) for pre-litigation advice, that is, conduct occurring before the court’s jurisdiction was invoked: ¶3        We conclude that the record, particularly the trial court’s own… Read More

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Madison Metropolitan School District v. Circuit Court for Dane County, 2011 WI 72, affirming summary order; case activity Juvenile Delinquency Disposition – Expelled Student A juvenile delinquency court lacks authority to order a school district to provide educational services to a delinquent whom the district has expelled. ¶5   We conclude: … (2)  A circuit court does not… Read More

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State ex rel. Adrian T. Hipp v. Murray, 2007 WI App 202, (AG’s) PFR filed 8/16/07Pro se Issue/Holding: Review of a judge’s actions in a John Doe proceeding aren’t subject to direct appeal, but may be reviewed by writ of mandamus: ¶9 The parties agree that we review Judge Murray’s actions in connection with Hipp’s… Read More

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Prohibition — John Doe Proceeding

State ex rel. Individual v. Davis, 2005 WI 70, on certification For Subpoenaed Individual: Stephen P. Hurley, Marcus J. Berghahn, Hal Harlowe Issue/Holding: ¶15      A writ of prohibition is an extraordinary remedy that normally will not issue except in the absence of other adequate remedies. [6]As a remedy, writs of prohibition are often used in… Read More

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Mandamus — Review of Denial of Judicial Substitution

State of Wisconsin ex rel. Mateo D.O. v. Circuit Court, 2005 WI App 85 For Mateo D.O.: Colleen Bradley, SPD, Oshkosh Trial Issue/Holding: ¶15. A petition for a writ of mandamus or prohibition is an appropriate remedy to redress the denial of judicial substitution. See State ex rel. James L.J. v. Circuit Court for Walworth County… Read More

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State of Wisconsin ex rel. Mateo D.O. v. Circuit Court, 2005 WI App 85 For Mateo D.O.: Colleen Bradley, SPD, Oshkosh Trial Issue/Holding: ¶15. A petition for a writ of mandamus or prohibition is an appropriate remedy to redress the denial of judicial substitution. See State ex rel. James L.J. v. Circuit Court for Walworth… Read More

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Supervisory writs generally

State ex rel Ralph A. Kalal v. Circuit Court for Dane County, 2004 WI 58 For Kalal: Waring R. Fincke Issue/Holding: ¶17 A “writ of supervision is not a substitute for an appeal.” State ex rel. Dressler v. Circuit Court for Racine County, 163 Wis. 2d 622, 630, 472 N.W.2d 532 (Ct. App. 1991). The… Read More

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