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.
A man convicted for sexually assaulting his own daughter will get a new trial because his attorney also represented the man’s sister, a state appeals court has ruled.
Lawyers within different U.S. Justice Department sections did not waive the attorney work product privilege by sharing information on a Wisconsin PCB clean-up case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled.
The Cannon & Dunphy law firm did not violate the privacy rights of Robert Habush and Daniel Rottier, of Habush Habush & Rottier, when it purchased the Internet search terms “Habush” and “Rottier” to divert Internet users to its own website.
Employees of Niagara paper mill won’t get the severance pay they sought, a panel for the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled.
A lender that repossessed a consumer’s vehicle without obtaining a replevin judgment breached the financing contract and violated Wisconsin’s Consumer Act, a state appeals court has ruled.
A jury awarded compensation to Shawn Johnson for her employer’s failure to pay her a minimum wage. Recently, a state appeals court ruled the lower court must reconsider the amount of attorney's fees that should be awarded.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court may decide whether several consumers who borrowed money against their car titles are bound by arbitration clauses that a trial court has found to be unconscionable.
The February issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, in your mailboxes and now available online, marks a new beginning for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s flagship publication. A new design reveals a contemporary look with a fresh content mix.
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors Rights (BICR) Section has submitted a request to file an amicus curiae brief in a matter currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Police did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they seized James Brereton’s car and placed a Global Positioning System (GPS) device inside the hood to track the car’s movements in real time, a Wisconsin Supreme Court majority has ruled.
An insurance company argued that its policy did not cover accidents with rental cars. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that interpreting the policy this way would lead to absurd results.
A bank’s failure to list its address on mortgage documents filed with the register of deeds means a default foreclosure judgment will stand.
Feb. 4, 2013 – Visitors to WisBar.org will find a whole new website this week, designed to give our members and the public faster access to the knowledge and information they need.
At its meeting in Madison last week, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors (board) granted future dues waivers to veterans who gain admission to practice law in Wisconsin. The waiver applies to the first year of bar admission.
On suspicion that Juan Gracia crashed into a traffic pole with his car, police entered his home and bedroom without a warrant to determine if he was okay. Then they arrested him.
Twelve years after his conviction for armed robbery, Brian Avery argued that a digitally-enhanced video of the crime showed he was too tall to be the robber. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that Avery won’t get a new trial.
A summons for jury duty can cause problems for fathers and sons who have the exact same name, live together, and have the same phone number. But a resulting conviction won’t necessarily be overturned if the wrong person shows up for jury duty.
A Wisconsin woman sued comedian Joan Rivers for including a short exchange between the two in a documentary film. But a federal appeals court has ruled that Rivers did not violate the woman’s privacy rights or misappropriate her image.
In prosecutions for subsequent drunk driving offenses, the state is not required to prove the elements of an underlying first offense to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.