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16-CV-1350 Don Johnson Hayward Motors, et al. v. General Motors

Order denying plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and granting summary judgment in favor of defendant

The court held that the manufacturer's proposed "cost-recovery" plan, to recover the cost of warranty reimbursements under Wis. Stat. section 218.0125 from those dealers who request reimbursement did not violate that statute.

Judge:
Date:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

18-CR-120 USA v. Jordan Kubasiak

Order adopting report and recommendations and denying motion to suppress.

The court ruled that surveillance footage from a stationary surveillance camera police placed in a neighbor's home (with the neighbor's consent) did not violate the Fourth Amendment, despite the fact that it had recorded the defendant's back yard 24/7 for several weeks.

Judge:
Date:
Friday, October 5, 2018

14-CV-1218 Long v. Kaplan

Order denying both parties' motions for summary judgment.

The court denied the defendant's motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff's Eighth Amendment claim, finding that there was a genuine dispute as to an issue of material fact regarding whether the defendant's termination of the plaintiff's Tramadol prescription for pain, without examining either the plaintiff or the plaintiff's medical records, constituted deliberate indifference to the plaintiff's significant medical needs.

Judge:
Date:
Friday, September 28, 2018

17-CV-827 Popsockets, LLC v. Hueffner

Order ruling on several motions

The court denied the plaintiff's motions to dismiss, for default judgment and other motions, while expressing concerns about the trouble the plaintiff had been forced to go to serve the defendant.

Judge:
Date:
Monday, September 24, 2018

16-CV-1255 Dobek v. USA

Order denying habeas petition and dismissing case

The court denied the petition for writ of habeas corpus, concluding that the comments of the district court who dismiss the first indictment against him did not bar the government from re-indicting him.

Judge:
Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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