April 14, 2016 – Changes to real estate laws preempt municipal ordinances, concerns about the enforceability of arbitration provisions in nursing-home admission contracts, and limits on teachers’ First Amendment rights: The April issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine takes an in-depth look at these and other issues.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke must release unredacted immigration forms the office received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pursuant to an open records request, a state appeals court has ruled.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court (4-2) has upheld the conviction of a defendant who argued that he was incompetent to stand trial or be sentenced for a charge of second-degree sexual assault, reversing an appeals court decision.
After her son and daughter-in-law divorced, Carol Meister, who lives in Ohio, filed a motion seeking court-ordered rights to visit her four grandchildren. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court clarified the standard to determine such rights.
A state appeals court has ruled that Raymond Nieves is entitled to a new trial in a murder case because the trial court improperly denied a pretrial severance motion and improperly admitted unreliable and prejudicial hearsay testimony.
Small steps, taken where you are, can start you on the path to leadership, says Dr. Artika Tyner.
Young lawyers nominated by legal professionals statewide are attending today’s fourth annual State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Development Summit in Madison.
The state supreme court has ruled that a woman injured by a runaway hot air balloon can pursue negligence claims against the operator even though she signed a liability waiver and despite the state’s recreational immunity statute.
The year 1982 was the last time the Milwaukee Brewers made the World Series (and lost). The same year, a man named Christopher Mohr was brutally murdered. Now, one of the convicted killers won his first fight towards a new trial.
Jason Guidry received a 25-year prison term, pleading guilty to crimes prohibiting drug dealing and prostituting women. Recently, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Guidry’s claim that a police dog sniff was illegal.
After his conviction, a court granted Todd Tobatto a new trial because his lawyer did not request removal of a particular juror during voir dire. A state appeals court recently reversed, concluding the juror did not show subjective bias.
A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man charged with leaving the scene after striking or nearly striking a bicyclist with his vehicle, rejecting the man’s argument that the evidence did not support the jury’s verdict.
A state appeals court reversed and remanded a case to determine whether an insurer, under a condo owner’s insurance policy, must defend and possibly indemnify an insured accused of negligence in the drug overdose death of a guest.
Lois Noone held a power of attorney for her mother. She hired an attorney, who was ultimately paid $25,000, to defend an action by five siblings, who wanted the court to review certain decisions that Noone made on her mother’s behalf.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state did not breach a plea agreement by recommending “consecutive” sentences where the plea agreement was silent on the issue of “concurrent” or “consecutive” sentences.
A police department and a county facing allegations that they were negligent in a sexual assault investigation, allowing a perpetrator to continue the assaults, has immunity from the negligence lawsuit, a state appeals court has ruled.
A police officer found Jamal Pinkard on the ground after responding to reports of a shooting, a gunshot wound to his chest. The officer asked who did it, and Pinkard responded with a first name, Anthony, and two nicknames, “Lil Ant” and “2-1.”
March 9, 2016 – What do starting a brewery and food and beverage laws have in common? Two things. Regulations, a lot of them, and the biotechnology industry. Among other content, the March Wisconsin Lawyer explores opportunities for lawyers in these and other areas of the law.
A group challenging a rule that prohibits people from traveling on city buses with weapons, even concealed guns carried legally, will have its case heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which recently added eight new cases to its docket.