Supreme Court Digest
In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).
Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The OLR assists the court in supervising the practice of law and protecting the public from misconduct by lawyers.
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Will Work for Beer: Understanding Brewing Law
Jeffrey Glazer outlines the regulatory framework for beer in Wisconsin; the rules brewers and brewery owners must navigate to get their products from the drawing board to shelves and taps.
Eligibility for Health Insurance Can Be Tied to Participation in a Wellness Plan
A federal district court judge sitting in the Western District of Wisconsin recently held that employers may condition eligibility for employer-sponsored health insurance upon participation in a wellness plan under the Americans With Disabilities Act’s “safe-harbor” provision in some circumstances, writes Meg Vergeront.
Court Funding: Circuit Courts Increasingly Pinched
The judicial branch will soon begin the biennial process of requesting taxpayer dollars to help fund the court system. In this article, learn why counties are increasingly pinched on funding their circuit courts, with local and national perspectives on court funding.