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COA deems corp counsel to have confessed error in ch. 51 appeal

Wood County v. J.L.S., 2022AP299, 8/25/22, District 4 (1-judge opinion, ineligible for publication); case activity

The circuit court entered orders for initial commitment order and involuntary medication order. Later (not sure how much later), the County persuaded the circuit court to dismiss these orders. On appeal, J.L.S. argued, among other things, that the appeal of orders was not moot due to their collateral consequences. The County filed a letter saying that it wouldn’t file a response brief because J.L.S. “correctly set forth the law in her brief.” The court of appeals deemed this letter to mean that the county did not oppose J.L.S.’s request to have both orders reversed outright. And so it reversed them.

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