A former student of Carthage College in Kenosha sued the school for negligence after she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room. Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that an expert on premises-security could testify in the case.
April 17, 2013 – Surrounded by family and friends, 49 lawyers who passed the bar exam and three by diploma privilege were admitted to practice in Wisconsin yesterday.
A state appeals court has ruled that the City of Milwaukee can modify its labor agreement with the Milwaukee Police Association, because Wisconsin’s collective bargaining laws prohibit bargaining on health care coverage costs.
A police officer conducting a random registration check stopped a truck after misreading its license plate. Realizing the mistake, the officer approached the car to explain. The driver was drunk. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the defendant’s OWI conviction.
A Wisconsin court must apply Michigan’s wrongful death statute in an action stemming from a tragic snowmobile accident that occurred in Michigan, a state appeals court has ruled, rejecting arguments that would limit the plaintiff’s remedies.
April 9, 2013 – Finding a medical decision maker, and ensuring that they know you and your values is the key to successful end of life planning. It’s also the core message in a new video produced by the State Bar of Wisconsin.
In the absence of an clear agreement, Wisconsin arbitration law limits discovery in arbitration proceedings, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has clarified.
In the April issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, available online and in mailboxes soon, two Madison-based lawyers explain how federal immigration policy may impact the estimated 8,900 undocumented children living in Wisconsin.
The state’s “health care worker protection” statute did not protect an unpaid intern who was fired from the Medical College of Wisconsin after reporting potential medical ethics violations, a state appeals court has ruled.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept six new cases – four criminal cases, one involuntary commitment case and one case involving an “absent witness” jury instruction delivered in a slip and fall trial in Milwaukee.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, by a 4-3 majority, has ruled that a Dane County woman will have another shot to keep her kids because of erroneous lower court rulings that prevented her from presenting evidence to a jury.
Defendant Jessica Nellessen was driving a car that contained nearly a pound of marijuana when police stopped the vehicle for an obstructed view. She wanted a confidential informant to testify about her innocence, but the trial court said no.
Mark Libecki was convicted of killing a coworker in Germantown 14 years ago. Recently, a state appeals court rejected his appeal for a new trial.
The ongoing dispute between Menard Inc. and its former general counsel, Dawn Sands, continues with a state appeals court ruling that asks the circuit court to reexamine the allegation that Sands paid her sister to lie during arbitration.
March 25, 2013 – Candidates vying for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat – incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and Marquette law professor Ed Fallone – covered a lot of ground last Friday in their first and only debate at the State Bar Center in Madison.
March 1, 2013 – The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with We the People/Wisconsin to host a debate between Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the State Bar Center in Madison.
March 22, 2013 – Twenty-six young lawyers who were nominated by legal professionals statewide are attending the first State Bar Leadership Development Summit in Madison today.
Police officers who found cocaine and a gun in defendant Royce Wheeler’s attic obtained the evidence lawfully, a state appeals court has ruled.
The State Bar of Wisconsin applauds the Wisconsin Supreme Court for calling on members of the state Joint Committee on Finance to “support state funding to assist indigent self-represented persons in meeting their legal needs.”
A car accident victim argued that a hospital should have billed Medicare for treatment and thus could not enforce a statutory lien against his tort claims. Recently, a state appeals court ruled in favor of the hospital.