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.
A probiotic supplier supplied the wrong probiotic to a company that uses probiotic ingredients in health supplement pills, forcing a product recall. But the supplier’s error is not covered by insurance, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled.
Workers who spent time putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) required clothes and gear before and after shifts will be paid for it, under a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that affirmed a judgment for the workers’ union.
One man’s criminal “alias” is another man’s legal name. But the state justice department doesn’t need to include “innocence letters” with requested criminal history reports that detail the other man’s crimes, a state appeals court has ruled.
In a tangled case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a settlement did not extinguish an auto insurer’s duty to defend hardware store chain owner Menard Inc. in a lawsuit commenced against Menard by an injured customer.
A state appeals court has ruled (2-1) against Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPW), which challenged provisions of an abortion-related law passed in 2011, but allayed some of PPW’s fears about criminal penalties and civil liability.
State v. Parisi, 2016 WI 10 (Feb. 24, 2016), that a warrantless blood draw by police was constitutional because it was supported by exigent circumstances.