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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Wisconsin on
Q: my friend has a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. she violated the order when he contacted her.

they have a child together and he keeps threatening to take her to court if she doesn't do what he says. is there anything that she can do?

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on May 15, 2017

Your question is unclear. It sounds like a woman has a restraining order against a man. The restraining order prohibits the man from contacting the woman. The restraining order does not, however, prohibit the woman from contacting the man. As such, it follows that the man cannot "take her to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: If a Large civil suit was filed while a small claim with similar claims in part was being heard

and the small claim was dismissed with prejudice then will that cause a loss of claims in the large case and attorney fund award for the large case

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2017

If the small claims case was dismissed with prejudice, the large claims case is likely frivolous.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Verbal agreement with a coworker: I would pay $75 per month to be on his data plan. Can he sue me for overage fees?

I never agreed to pay for anything other than $75 per month. He complained about overage fees a couple of times but I never agreed to pay extra. Earlier this month he asked me to pay off the remaining amount due for my phone ($271) and get off his plan and on my own. We mutually agreed to do this... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2017

You should not be worried. The coworker could have avoided the overage fees by switching to plan that allowed for more data. You could also argue that the coworker caused the overages and breached the agreement by revoking your access.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Where do I find jurisdictional rules for civil court less than $5000 case.

Party is trying to dismiss case because they say the contract states that jurisdiction will be in their county (Outagamie County)

Everything occurred in Brown County. Business is located in Outagamie County. All work is in Brown County - What statues cover jurisdictional issues for Civil Court?

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2017

Section 799 of the Wisconsin Statutes governs small claims actions. This is a link to that section: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/799.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can a County Court in one State, vacate the void judgment in a County Court of another State?

Example: Can the Kenosha County Circuit Court in Kenosha, Wisconsin vacate the void judgment of the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, IL?

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2017

The short answer is no. But the court could refuse to enforce the void judgment.

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