A judge is required to make you eligible for expunction at the time of sentencing (strictly speaking) though some judges are not too picky about this requirement if the DA doesn't oppose granting expunction later. If expungement is not available, and the governor is not even considering pardons, you are left with asking for a "local pardon". Local pardons are not actual pardons but are instead ways of trying to convince the DA and the judge that the equities in your situation so strongly...
There is a cause of action known as tortious interference with a business relationship, but on the other hand there is also the First Amendment. I'd suggest hiring an attorney to explore your situation or to advise you with respect to what Wisconsin law says about your particular situation.
The other ways a person might have learned more would be through the media, through "the grapevine" (including social media sites), or by asking to look at the court file in person. There are lots of ways people learn different things about what happens in court.
There are many definitions of rights and context is important. In a contract, a right is the legal ability to do or possess something. In a political sense, those on the left are always trying to conflate rights and entitlements (i.e. the "right" to an education, the "right" to health care) and then riling up the recipients of these entitlements and their allies for election purposes by claiming those who want to rationalize or cut entitlements are trying to deny the rights of the entitlement...
The remaining restitution you still owe will be converted to a civil judgment, so there should be no reason to pursue a new lawsuit. The victim could potentially choose to pursue you more aggressively using regular collection means at that point but my best guess would be that the person would just continue accepting whatever payments you send in. Pay an attorney for a consultation if you want to be more sure about this.
You should find a medical malpractice attorney to speak to immediately. No attorney is going to be able to offer you an opinion as to the strength of your case without digging through hundreds or possibly thousands of pages of medical records and researching the current standard of care for the procedure you had done.
Being a small town Wisconsin attorney, I know Barrister Bright Gamah to be an upstanding member of the Ghanian legal community.
Of course it is a scam. Africans want to leave some random Wisconsinite an inheritance? Be serious.
It depends if the misdemeanor was a crime of domestic battery as defined under the federal statute (Lautenberg Amendment to the violence against women act.) The facts in the criminal complaint are what will control, not whether it was charged as a crime of domestic violence. If you're anything less than 100% positive, definitely consult an attorney before you try buying a gun.
You can look on Westlaw or LexisNexis if you believe an appellate court has ruled in favor of someone in your position in the past but you would want an attorney to do that research and make the argument because the appellate cases would be used only to illustrate legal principles which you believe entitle you to win. There may be local cases like yours which you might be able to use to convince a municipal prosecutor to dismiss your case but you'd probably end up spending more than the cost...