A 14-year-old named Joel admitted to robbing a woman at knifepoint in Milwaukee, but later argued that the admission wasn’t recorded by police and thus could not be admitted as evidence. Recently, a state appeals court disagreed.
Condo owners who did not rent their units to the public paid a “fee in lieu of room” tax to the City of Delevan. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the fee constituted an illegal tax and the condo owners were not required to pay it.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a ruling in favor of the Wisconsin Indian tribes seeking relief from a judgment upholding a Wisconsin law that banned them from hunting deer at night.
Barry Hunt was seriously injured when his vehicle collided with a Dane County snow plow. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that a statutory damages cap does not limit Hunt’s ability to recover under his underinsured motorist insurance policy.
A relatively new law known as the “castle doctrine,” which gives residents more legal protection when they injure or kill someone who enters their home without permission, did not extend to a man who shot at intruders outside his home.
Wisconsinites are not required to show photo identification (ID) to vote in upcoming elections, under an emergency order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with WISC-TV and WisPolitics to host a debate between Wisconsin Attorney General candidates Brad Schimel and Susan Happ on Wed., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the State Bar Center in Madison.
It is possible that the U.S. Supreme Court could halt implementation of Wisconsin’s photo identification (ID) law before the November election, despite a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which said the law was okay.
Federal workplace safety regulations do not preempt an injured employee from receiving additional worker’s compensation under state law, according to a split decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court that affirms a lower appeals court.
A federal appeals court ruling that said Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional remains intact, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider seven petitions asking the nation’s high court to decide the issue.
Oct. 3, 2014 – With a shortage of lawyers in some small towns, and some small town-lawyers nearing retirement, is it time to consider rural practice? The October Wisconsin Lawyer, now available online, explores the pros and cons of being a country lawyer.
Christopher Thomas refused when police asked to search the trailer that he shared with Jeremiah Popp. But officers peered inside windows with flashlights, revealing equipment commonly associated with manufacturing illegal drugs. The two were arrested and ultimately convicted.
A law that requires Wisconsin voters to show photo identification at the polls will remain in place until the U.S. Supreme Court decides otherwise, according to a recent 5-5 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Sept. 30, 2014 – Surrounded by family and friends, 59 lawyers who passed the bar exam were admitted to practice in Wisconsin yesterday.
A 12 percent interest rate applies to undisputed insurance claims not paid within 30 days from written notice of the claim. But that 12 percent interest does not apply to settlements that resolve a disputed claim, a state appeals court has ruled.
Prison officials knew that visitor Marie Ezell could be delivering contraband to a prisoner when they detained her and called police. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that police violated her Miranda rights, but upheld her conviction on the basis that “physical evidence” did not need to be suppressed.
Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for judicial appointments to the Langlade County Circuit Court.
A conservation warden made an arrest without probable cause, a state appeals court has ruled, despite the state’s argument that Thomas Anker was only temporarily detained before his arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
A state appeals court has ruled that the Wisconsin Counties Association did not need to produce records requested by the Wisconsin Police Association because the Counties Association is not subject to public records law.
At its first meeting of the fiscal year in Green Lake, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors bolstered efforts to foster more diversity and inclusion in the legal profession by unanimously adopting the recommendations of the Diversity Task Force.