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.
The ongoing disputes related to Act 10, the divisive collective bargaining bill passed in 2011, continue as a state appeals court recently ruled to keep a Dane County Circuit Court decision in place pending full appeal.
A Wisconsin woman who alleged that Googling her name led to ads for drugs treating erectile dysfunction has lost her lawsuit against Google.
March 11, 2013 – This month's issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine contains a feature on financial elder abuse in the securities investment context. In addition, estate planners will learn strategies to avoid the pitfalls associated with payable-on-death designations. And one Milwaukee lawyer makes a convincing case for your first pro bono project.
Willie McDougle’s trial counsel was not ineffective for failing to object to a medical examiner’s testimony, a state appeals court has ruled while affirming McDougle’s first-degree intentional homicide conviction.
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Indian Law Section is seeking feedback on its plan to file an amicus curiae brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, brought by a couple who attempted to adopt a Native American child.
A county official in Barron County accused of defaming another county official was not immune from suit based on executive of legislative privilege, but the plaintiff’s damages are capped at $50,000, a state appeals court has ruled.
Danny Turner was convicted in 2010 for distributing cocaine in Milwaukee, though he argued that it was a constitutional violation to let a crime lab supervisor testify in place of the actual crime lab chemist who tested the drugs.
A school bus driver accused and convicted of sexually assaulting a Whitefish Bay High School student will get a new trial, a state appeals court has ruled.
Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Company and its parent, MillerCoors LLC, recently fought off a lawsuit filed by a former worker who alleged the behemoth beer maker retaliated against him for filing an employment discrimination claim in 2005.
Defendant Derik Wantland, charged with possession of morphine pills, claimed consent to search a vehicle did not apply to his briefcase inside the car. However, a state appeals court has upheld the search as constitutional.