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6. Judicial substitution

State v. Tavodess Matthews, 2021 WI 42, reversing a published court of appeals opinion, 2020 WI App 33, 5/14/21, case activity (including briefs) Section 801.58(1) allows a party to a civil case to request a new judge if, among other things, he files a written substitution request before “the hearing of any preliminary contested matter.”… Read more

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TPR – Substitution of Judge

Brown County DHS v. Terrance M., 2005 WI App 57 Issue/Holding: ¶11. The trial court ruled and the County now argues that Terrance’s substitution request was untimely because it was not filed before “hearing of any preliminary contested matters” under Wis. Stat. § 801.58. Terrance argues the applicable statute is Wis. Stat. § 48.29, which… Read more

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Judicial Substitution – TPR, § 48.29

Brown County DHS v. Terrance M., 2005 WI App 57 For Terrance M.: Theresa J. Schmieder Issue/Holding: ¶11. The trial court ruled and the County now argues that Terrance’s substitution request was untimely because it was not filed before “hearing of any preliminary contested matters” under Wis. Stat. § 801.58. Terrance argues the applicable statute… Read more

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State ex rel. Julie A.B. v. Circuit Court, 2002 WI App 220 For Julie A.B.: Roberta A. Heckes Issue/Holding: § 48.29(1) permits more than one party to file a request for a substitution of judge in a TPR proceeding, ¶2. (The mother filed a substitution request. After a new judge was assigned, the GAL filed a request, one… Read more

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