Dec. 9, 2011 – A consumer who claims he did not receive the requisite number of documents at his mortgage loan closing will have an opportunity to make that case to a federal jury, a panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled.
Dec. 9, 2011 – In the December Wisconsin Lawyer, now available online and in mailboxes soon, Madison attorneys Michael Skindrud and Todd Cleary outline what attorneys should know about health care reform for themselves, their employees, and their business clients.
Dec. 6, 2011 – A commercial dating service business, originally sued by the state back in 2009 for violations of various consumer protection laws, won’t have the benefit of insurance defense.
Dec. 2, 2011 – The State Bar of Wisconsin will co-sponsor a resolution to promote equality for disabled individuals who apply for and take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the State Bar’s Board of Governors decided today in its meeting at the State Bar Center in Madison.
Dec. 1, 2011 – A newly purchased home that was under renovation when destroyed by explosion and subsequent fire is fully covered by insurance, although the homeowners had never spent the night there, a state appeals court recently ruled.
Nov. 30, 2011 – A prolific late-night infomercial salesman turned author must pay $37.6 million to consumers for misrepresenting the content of his bestselling book, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled.
Nov. 29, 2011 – A state appeals court refused to dismiss medical malpractice case based on a statute that demands claim notices against state employees, agents, or officers be sent to the attorney general at his or her "office in the capitol" by certified mail.
Nov. 28, 2011 – A state appeals court has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to clarify the Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s (PSC) review and approval process for public utility proposals that seek to build out-of-state facilities serving Wisconsin.
Nov. 23, 2011 – Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law legislation that allows parents with legal custody of a child to delegate parental authority to a third party through a power of attorney (POA), along with other child-related legislation.
Nov. 22, 2011 – In some circumstances, Wisconsin’s relation-back statute allows parties to skirt statutes of limitations in making claims against parties not known when the original complaint is filed. Recently, a state appeals court clarified the analysis in deciding that issue.
Nov. 21, 2011 – A cell phone service provider’s settlement offer to a customer who filed a class action lawsuit was enough to render the case moot, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Nov. 18, 2011 – The emotional and physical injury that two parents experienced after the death of their young daughter is too remote from the negligence they allege, meaning their claim for damages cannot be sustained.
Nov. 15, 2011 – A law firm that fired an employee while she was on maternity leave recently lost its summary judgment fight in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Nov. 14, 2011 – The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in a lemon law case in which a car manufacturer failed to timely issue a refund to the consumer but alleges the consumer failed to cooperate in bad faith.
Nov. 11, 2011 – A state appeals court says exclusion of certain testimony on hearsay grounds denied the defendant due process, denied his constitutional right to present a defense, and undermines confidence in his conviction.
Nov. 10, 2011 – In Wisconsin, the "forfeiture rule" prevents parties from raising new legal arguments on appeal that were not raised at the circuit court level. Application of the rule is no different for self-represented (pro se) litigants, a state appeals court recently explained.
Nov. 9, 2011 – A passenger who asked to leave the scene of a traffic stop cannot suppress the drug evidence that was obtained after police prevented her from leaving.
Nov. 7, 2011 – In the November Wisconsin Lawyer, now available online and in mailboxes soon, Milwaukee attorneys Beth Ermatinger Hanan and Michael B. Brennan wrap up the year with their picks for top Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin Federal Court decisions.
Nov. 3, 2011 – A criminal defendant convicted for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter won’t get a new trial despite his trial lawyer's missteps, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has concluded.