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    • December
      01
      2012

      Church & State: Blurring the Lines

      In Doe v. Elmbrook School District, a case that demonstrates how intertwined church and state legally may be, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals en banc determined that holding a public high school ceremony at a church impermissibly blurred the church-state line.

    • December
      01
      2012

      Who is a Religious or Ministerial Employee?

      The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent adoption of the “ministerial exception” doctrine portends increasing difficulty for individuals attempting to challenge employment-related decisions of religious institutions. One challenge is determining who is a “religious person” under the First Amendment.

    • December
      01
      2012

      Coverage Delayed, Coverage Denied

      The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held that insurers have a right to delay in denying coverage. Policyholders should scrutinize their insurance coverage, even after an insurer agrees to defend, particularly with suits alleging possible uncovered claims.

    • November
      01
      2012

      Ethics: Guard Client's Personal Information

      Lawyers must keep confidential all client information, including personal information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and any other information learned or received during the representation. Lawyers must tell clients immediately if their information is lost or breached.

    • November
      01
      2012

      Too Late? Interests of Justice Trump Default Judgments

      In Miller and Casper, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reinforced Wisconsin's traditional support of allowing litigants their day in court by discouraging granting of default judgments when a defendant fails to serve a timely answer or moves for leave to file a late answer.

    • November
      01
      2012

      Inside the Bar: The Need for Innovation

      Make a decision. Move forward. These qualities inform how member leaders and staff work together to provide products and services to help you succeed.

    • November
      01
      2012

      Letters

      Letters to the editor: The Wisconsin Lawyer publishes as many letters in each issue as space permits. Please limit letters to 500 words; letters may be edited for length and clarity. Letters should address the issues, and not be a personal attack on others. Letters endorsing political candidates cannot be accepted. Please mail letters to "Letters to the Editor," Wisconsin Lawyer, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158, fax them to (608) 257-4343, or org wislawyer wisbar email them.


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