A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority recently ruled that a warrantless police stop in a private parking garage was legal because police had reasonable suspicion to make the stop and the garage was not a constitutionally protected area.
A jury convicted James Eady Jr. for robbing a Milwaukee bank. Recently, Eady lost his appeal, despite his argument that the state failed to prove he robbed a “chartered” bank.
The trial judge in a “shaken baby” case did not commit any error when he excluded state law witnesses that were not timely disclosed to the defense, even though the prosecutor disclosed the names before trial, a state appeals court has ruled.
Jan. 8, 2016 – Concerns about courthouse security, treatment courts’ struggle with the heroin epidemic, and complex jurisdictional issues between tribal and local governments: the January Wisconsin Lawyer magazine tackles these weighty issues as well as some lighter fare.
A prison inmate who appealed orders to involuntary commit him and treat him with psychotropic drugs recently lost his appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which rejected his constitutional challenge to the involuntary commitment statute.
A state department of justice (DOJ) employee demoted after questioning whether the DOJ could legally use taxpayer funds for the attorney general’s security detail at a Republican National Convention did not have whistleblower law protection.
A bank is liable for a misrepresentation that induced a homebuyer to buy a foreclosure home with undisclosed water and mold damage, even though the sale contract said the buyer was purchasing the home “as is,” a state appeals court has ruled.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently raised the threshold for deducting de minimus capital expenditures, from $500 to $2,500. But solo and small firms that want to take advantage of this in 2016 may need to to take action before the end of this year.
A state appeals recently upheld a home foreclosure judgment, concluding that the circuit court properly admitted certain documents evidencing amounts due and owing under the business records exception to the hearsay rule.
Rene Von Schleinitz died in 1972. His will provided for a trust to hold land with “improvements,” including cottages on Cedar Lake in West Bend. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that “improvements” did not include septic and well systems serving a cocottage built and owned by Von Schleinitz’s daughter and her husband.
A state appeals court has ruled that Eric Soderlund failed to state a free speech retaliation claim against a Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) official, affirming an order dismissing the case on DOJ’s motion for judgment on the pleadings.
Holiday gift ideas, an annual review of significant Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin federal court decisions, and how employers can reduce risks associated with inappropriate social media use: The December Wisconsin Lawyer is a real 'stocking stuffer.'
The officer who arrested Glenn Zamzow for operating while intoxicated (OWI) died before Zamzow’s suppression hearing. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the trial court properly considered an audio recording of the officer despite Zamzow's constit
Cory Herrmann accidentally dropped a switchblade while showing it to a friend in his own home, piercing his femoral artery. Recently, a state appeals court reversed his conviction for possessing a switchblade, citing his right to bear arms.
Personal injury attorneys who order a client’s health care records with the client’s permission are not exempt from paying certification and retrieval fees under the health-records-fee statute, a state appeals court has ruled, reversing a lower court.
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s 52-member Board of Governors voted unanimously to support an amended petition that would mandate electronic filing (e-filing) in circuit courts and discussed the possibility of allowing the sale of State Bar legal forms to the public, among other topics at its meeting today in Madison.
Christopher Allen hit a tree while driving drunk, killing one passenger and injuring another. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that a sentencing court properly considered facts relating to a prior record of conviction that was later expunged.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has denied a motion to reconsider its July 2015 decision to end a “John Doe” probe into alleged illegal campaign coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and outside advocacy groups.
On the heels of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – events designed to attract holiday shoppers – today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, by celebrating generosity and donating to organizations that make a difference in your community.
Nov. 30, 2015 – The State Bar is launching a new, statewide program that teaches students and adults about responsible credit use and other fundamentals of financial literacy.