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    • June
      01
      2015

      Walter H. White Jr.
      Growing Up Amid Injustices

      As a successful international business and finance lawyer and a dedicated human rights advocate, Walter White Jr. did not grow up respecting the rule of law. Rather, he grew up respecting the lawyers who changed the law to make it more just. His experiences growing up amid myriad injustices informed his advocacy for human rights and encouraging diversity within the legal profession.

    • June
      01
      2015

      Protecting Corporate Directors: Wisconsin’s Business Judgment Rule

      The business judgment rule – that directors are not liable for an honest mistake of business judgment – is both a rule of substantive law and often the source of procedural burdens that shareholders challenging a board of directors’ decision must overcome. The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently reinforced the doctrine, making clear that shareholder-plaintiffs must be ready from the moment they file to present plausible evidence of their right to relief.

    • June
      01
      2015

      As I See It
      It’s Time to Raise America’s ‘Salaried Minimum Wage’

      Employers must pay an overtime rate to employees for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. However, some employees are exempt because of their work duties and salary amount. This poses a problem for many low-paid managers in the retail and food-service industries who are classified as exempt but whose yearly income is close to the poverty level.

    • June
      01
      2015

      Your State Bar
      Rolling the Rock Uphill

      As president of the National Association of Bar Executives, George Brown worked to advance the association’s work, bringing lessons learned home to the State Bar.

    • June
      01
      2015

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    • June
      01
      2015

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    • June
      01
      2015

      Briefly

      Got a nugget to share? Send us your ideas for interesting facts, trends, tips, or other bits and bytes.

    • June
      01
      2015

      Shelf Life

      Want to review a book? Please request a book and writing guidelines from Wisconsin Lawyer managing editor.

    • June
      01
      2015

      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).

    • June
      01
      2015

      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.

    • June
      01
      2015

      Lawyer Discipline

      These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


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