CHIPS - Claim Preclusion.


Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District II

Case Name: W.A.B., et al. v. W.G.B., et al.

Case No.: 2017AP2468; 2017AP2469

Officials: REILLY, P.J.

Focus: CHIPS - Claim Preclusion

In this consolidated appeal, Fond du Lac County Department of Social Services (DSS) appeals from orders dismissing petitions alleging that W.A.B. and Y.B. are children in need of protection or services (CHIPS). DSS argues that the circuit court erred in dismissing the petitions with prejudice on the basis of issue and claim preclusion. We agree the court erred, and we reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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