Civ. A. No. 94-C-0332.

923 F.Supp. 1104 (1996)

Wayne R. HAFF, Plaintiff, v. Marianne A. COOKE, Captain S. Haferman, Jeff Jaeger, and Scott Galligan, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. Wisconsin.

April 12, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David P. Honan, Soffa & Devitt, Whitewater, WI, for Plaintiff.

David E. Hoel, Assistant Attorney General, Madison, WI, for defendants.


REYNOLDS, District Judge.


Lawyers are supposed to winnow and sift. When faced with a mass of facts, the attorney must locate the critical facts, develop the best claims or defenses, and then argue the theory to the judge or jury. Instead of the winnow and sift approach, both sides in this case have adopted the kitchen sink approach: no fact is too minute and no legal theory is too tenuous for submission to the court...

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