Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts three new cases

Madison, Wisconsin - January 17, 2019

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept three new cases, and the Court acted to deny review in a number of other cases. The case numbers, counties of origin, and issues presented in granted cases are listed below. More detailed synopses of the granted cases will be released at a later date. More information about pending appellate cases can be found on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website. Published Court of Appeals opinions can be found here, and the status of cases pending in the Supreme Court can be found here.


2016AP2058-CR    State v. Peter J. Hanson

Supreme Court case type: Petition for Review
Court of Appeals: District III
Circuit Court: Oconto County, Judge Michael T. Judge, affirmed
Long caption: State of Wisconsin, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Peter J. Hanson, Defendant-Appellant-Petitioner

Issues presented:

  1. Whether the admission of hearsay statements of a defendant's deceased wife inculpating the defendant in murder violates a defendants right to confrontation.
  2. Whether trial counsel is ineffective in failing to move to suppress inculpatory statements made by a defendant at a John Doe hearing where the defendant was in custody and not properly Mirandized. [Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)]


2017AP741-CR    State v. Javien Cajujuan Pegeese

Supreme Court case type: Petition for Review
Court of Appeals: District IV
Circuit Court: Rock County, Judges Richard T. Werner and John M. Wood, affirmed
Long caption: State of Wisconsin, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Javien Cajujuan Pegeese, Defendant-Appellant-Petitioner

Issue presented: Whether the circuit courts failure to personally insure that Pegeese understood each constitutional right waived by his guilty plea entitled to Pegeese to a [State v. Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d 246, 389 N.W.2d 12 (1986)] evidentiary hearing to determine whether his plea was knowing, intelligent, and voluntary.


2017AP1962    Richard A. Mueller v. TL90108, LLC

Supreme Court case type: Petition for Review
Court of Appeals: District I
Circuit Court: Milwaukee County, Judge Rebecca F. Dallet, reversed and cause remanded
Long caption: Richard A. Mueller, Plaintiff-Appellant, Joseph L. Ford, III, Plaintiff-Co-Appellant, v. TL90108, LLC, Defendant-Respondent-Petitioner

Issue presented:
[W]hether the six-year repose provision contained in Sections 893.35 and 893.51 for wrongful taking, conversion, or detention can be revived after it has expired if the original owner demands possession from the current possessor on the theory that the current possessor is "wrongfully detaining" the property even though it was previously converted.

Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.


Review denied: The Supreme Court denied review in the following cases. As the states law-developing court, the Supreme Court exercises its discretion to select for review only those cases that fit certain statutory criteria (see Wis. Stat. § 809.62). Except where indicated, these cases came to the Court via petition for review by the party who lost in the lower court:

16AP1965-CR    State v. Lehrke

17AP620-CR    State v. Mason— Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler dissent.
17AP1341    Rippl v. Actavis Mid Atlantic, LLC

Fond du Lac
17AP1649-CR    State v. Lanier

17AP1812-CR    State v. Smith

17AP1559-CR    State v. Murphy

17AP1626-CR    State v. White
18AP676-CR    State v. Diedrich

17AP1169    Schultz v. LIRC

17AP1536-CR    State v. Mitchell

17AP547    State v. R.D.J.
17AP551    State v. Newson
17AP814    State v. Washington—Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.
17AP857    Leiser v. Meisner
17AP883-CR    State v. Reed—Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.
17AP958-61-CR    State v. Barwick—Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.
17AP1584-CR    State v. Kelly
17AP1589-W    Dengsavang v. Pollard—Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.
17AP1936-1937-CRNM    State v. Brooks
17AP2110-W    Craig v. Circuit Court for Milwaukee County—Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson concur.
18AP18    State v. Nelson—Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet did not participate.
18AP192    Hydro Well Drilling, LLC v. Ryan
18AP298-CR    State v. Solomon
18AP444    Moya v. Healthport Technologies
18AP542-45-NM  State v. D. L. B., Sr.
18AP1206    K.M. v. R.O.

17AP881    Gage Corp, Int. v. Tamareed Co.

17AP292-CR    State v. Marek

17AP1288    General Beer-Northeast v. Johnson Distributing

17AP1160-CR  State v. Hicks
17AP2129    State v. Seeley
18AP1308    Rock County DHS v. L.H.

17AP2050    Village of Prairie du Sac v. Meyer

17AP2068-CRNM    State v. Lullhoff
18AP1357-CRNM    State v. Clum

18AP2039-W    Gardipee v. Picknell

18AP963-CR    State v. Miller
18AP1229-W    Stix-Tollar v. Tollar

17AP886    Artys, LLC v. DOR

17AP2024    Jones v. Pizon


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