The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently split 3-3 in a fiduciary duty case involving two business partners, meaning one partner will get $499,000 in compensatory damages from the other but will not receive punitive damages.
Even if an employer has a zero tolerance policy on missing work without notice, an employee who is fired may still qualify for unemployment benefits, a state appeals court has ruled, because state law sets a floor on eligibility.
What do these topics have in common? The March Wisconsin Lawyer profiles lawyers making a difference in the public interest sector, looks at the progress made in serving low-income residents, and reviews how the Daubert standard for admitting evidence has fared since its inception.
A man committed to an institution in 2005 as sexually violent person cannot receive a hearing to determine if he should be discharged, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled, because he did not meet the standard required to obtain a new hearing.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that state law trumps local law on the regulation of weapons, meaning the City of Madison's transit authority could not bar concealed carry-license holders from bring weapons on city buses.
A motorcyclist suspected of drunk driving after hitting a deer was unconscious when a deputy sheriff initiated a warrantless blood draw. Recently, a state supreme court majority ruled the blood draw was legally justified, for different reasons.
Convicted of murder in the early 1980s, Jeffrey Denny filed a postconviction motion in 2014, claiming he was entitled to forensic DNA testing of evidence from the crime scene. Recently, the state supreme court said he was not.
A grandmother tripped on a doorstep while rushing to stop her grandson from jumping off the high dive at city-owned swimming pool. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the city was entitled to recreational immunity from any lawsuit.
Federal immigration agencies can request that local law enforcement hold individuals for 48 hours after taken into custody, if subject to deportation. Recently, the state supreme court ruled those immigration hold requests are exempt from public records law.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 6-1 decision, recently ruled against a convicted felon who was forced to pay a mandatory $250 DNA surcharge, even though the surcharge was discretionary when she committed the felony crime.
Sentencing courts can consider the facts underlying a previously expunged record in making sentencing decisions, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled, rejecting the claim that information underlying an expunged record is off limits.
Defendants have a constitutional right to confront the witnesses against them. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that this right was not violated when a medical examiner testified about a toxicology report she did not generate.
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission, charged with making recommendations for vacancies in federal judgeships and U.S. attorney positions, is accepting applications for U.S. attorney positions in the Eastern and Western districts.
Last Friday was an extremely busy and productive day for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, which convened at the State Bar Center in Madison to discuss and consider various proposals, including one from 54 retired judges.
The State Bar of Wisconsin's 52-member Board of Governors urged respect for the independent judiciary today in a unified statement that addresses recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Larry Martin, currently Associate Executive Director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, will be the organization’s next Executive Director.
The February Wisconsin Lawyer™ looks at national and global practice trends as well as trends in the Badger state.
A woman with ties to a terrorist group that has targeted the Ethiopian government recently lost her case to stay in the U.S. but her removal to Ethiopia is on hold until there’s proof she won’t be tortured there, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A bus driver fired for failing to secure a passenger’s wheelchair, in violation of a company policy, recently won her appeal for unemployment benefits.
It is a criminal offense for a correctional officer to have “sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual who is confined in a correctional institution.” Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the law applies to individuals confined to their homes.