Oct. 21, 2015 – A subcommittee of the Supreme Court’s Planning and Policy Advisory Committee believes that the Rules of Professional Responsibility limiting mediator drafting in family law cases should allow for such drafting. If you have an opinion on this matter, here’s your opportunity for input.
Oct. 21, 2015 – Does confidentiality to a client intending to file bankruptcy trump a duty of disclosure to opposing counsel, the plaintiff, and trial court?
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Judicial Election Steering Committee (JESC) held a public briefing at the state Capitol on Tuesday to discuss, with legislators, the group’s recommendation for a single, 16-year term for supreme court justices.
Oct. 20, 2015 – In a case of unintended consequences, an insurance policy endorsement on pollution was found ambiguous and summary judgment was reversed for an insurance company seeking not to provide coverage to its insured.
A state appeals court has ruled that a former commercial tenant can avoid liability for injuries that occurred on property the tenant recently vacated because the tenant was considered a “vendor” under Wisconsin law.
A recent Seventh Circuit decision may give some Wisconsin employees with restrictive covenants a stronger basis upon which to challenge the restrictions on their ability to compete with their employer and take co-workers with them.
A law firm is not subject to state tax on hard photocopies of medical records purchased on behalf of a client, the state’s Tax Appeals Commission has ruled.
A state appeals court has upheld a child pornography conviction, rejecting defendant David Gant's claim that police violated his constitutional rights by holding his computers in police inventory for 10 months after closing an investigation into his wife's death.
Oct. 13, 2015 – Learn about efforts to contain zombie properties, managing the threat of whistleblower claims, and what might be in store for taxing online commerce.
Rockie Douglas was arrested and jailed while on probation, but refused to tell his probation agent about his “whereabouts and activities” relating to the arrest. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that Douglas’s probation was improperly revoked.
Gov. Scott Walker today appointed Wisconsin Appeals Court Judge Rebecca Bradley to fill a judicial vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The state Legislature will once again be considering a bill that would return some 17-year-olds to juvenile court jurisdiction. The Second Chance bill, SB 280, was introduced in the senate late last week by lead author, Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon).
Oct. 7, 2015 – The biotechnology industry continues to grow, globally and in Wisconsin. Learn why lawyers are essential in helping biotechnology companies grow and prosper.
Oct. 7, 2015 – A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision creates a new test for analyzing disparate treatment claims under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Attorney Jill Hartley explains.
Oct. 7, 2015 – Water, coffee, and travel agencies. Lawyers who understand these three industries will be better positioned to evolve in a changing marketplace. How? By recognizing value migration, says Michael Moore.
Oct. 7, 2015 – New program introduces the inner workings of the criminal justice system to adults.
Oct. 7, 2015 – Newly updated for 2015-16, the print Wisconsin Lawyer Directory gives you information immediately at your fingertips on Wisconsin-licensed lawyers, law firms, courts, court personnel, and much more.
Oct. 7, 2015 – Ideal for the general practitioner, and for answers to legal matters that fall beyond your usual area of expertise, the Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference provides quick answers to practical questions in more than 35 practice areas.