Appeals Court: Vehicle Forfeiture Unconstitutional Against Generous Grandma
Gladys Vogel and her grandson, Steven Baumgard, jointly purchased a new Toyota Corolla for $22,500. But Vogel put down the lion’s share, $20,000. Police later impounded the car. Recently, a state appeals court overturned a forfeiture order against Vogel, concluding that forfeiture against her would be constitutionally excessive.
“De Facto Marriage”: Cohabitation Claims in Wisconsin
Sept. 16, 2015 – The number of Americans choosing to cohabitate instead of marry is at an all-time high for every age group. While Wisconsin does not recognize common law marriage, these “de facto marriages” often mimic traditional divorce cases when cohabitation relationships end.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Sept. 16, 2016 – As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.
On Family Law: Methods for Settlement Negotiations
Sept. 16, 2015 – Today, the trend is to settle – rather than litigate – family law cases. While settling is important, how the case is settled is just as important. Here are some resources to help you gain the skills to effectively negotiate a settlement.