Court Applies Judgment Interest Rate in Effect at Time of Settlement Offer
Currently, the interest rate that applies to judgments equals one percent plus the prime rate in effect at the time of the judgment. Prior to 2012, the interest rate on judgments was 12 percent. Recently, a state appeals court said the old interest rate applies to a 2013 judgment because the plaintiff made his offer of settlement in 2008.
Protecting Your Rights: What to Do When Pulled Over in Wisconsin
Jan. 7, 2015 – Traffic stops are the most common contact that people will have with police. Yet many people, including lawyers, don’t fully understand their rights in these circumstances. In this article, Madison attorney Eric Hunt breaks down the basics on traffic stop rights.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Jan. 7, 2015 – 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.
Link Rot and Lawyers: Preserving Online Citations
Jan. 7, 2015 – We have all had that aggravating experience of clicking on an online link and getting a 404 error message, signaling that the page is no longer there. Link rot, or reference rot, is a serious problem in the legal world, but it can be prevented.
Nominate a Lawyer, Jurist, Law Student or Organization for Their Outstanding Service to the Profession and the Public
Jan. 7, 2015 – The State Bar annually recognizes attorneys, judges, law firms, organizations, and law students who have made outstanding pro bono, public service, or public education contributions. If you know of an individual or organization that should be recognized, contact the State Bar by Jan. 31.
Pick Your Winner: 2015 Smartphone Lineup
The field of smartphones is so full of thoroughbreds and budget-friendly dark horses alike, it’s hard to know where to put your money. The author describes several safe bets and offers a side-by-side comparison of features that you’ll want track-side when making your next purchase.