The February Wisconsin Lawyer™ looks at national and global practice trends as well as trends in the Badger state.
A woman with ties to a terrorist group that has targeted the Ethiopian government recently lost her case to stay in the U.S. but her removal to Ethiopia is on hold until there’s proof she won’t be tortured there, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A bus driver fired for failing to secure a passenger’s wheelchair, in violation of a company policy, recently won her appeal for unemployment benefits.
It is a criminal offense for a correctional officer to have “sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual who is confined in a correctional institution.” Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the law applies to individuals confined to their homes.
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A circuit court dismissed an eminent domain case, concluding the private property owners seeking just compensation named the wrong defendant. Recently, a state appeals court reversed, invoking the doctrine of apparent authority.
A man convicted for drunk driving challenged evidence obtained from a blood draw conducted by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in jail. Recently, the state supreme court upheld the conviction, reversing a lower appeals court decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Wisconsin-based employment case involving Epic Systems Corp., the giant health care software company that required employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of continued employment.
Yesterday, 54 retired Wisconsin judges formally asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to establish a rule requiring recusal or disqualification of a sitting judge who has received a significant campaign contribution from a party to the case.
An obstetrician found liable for negligence in the delivery of a child argued that the testimony of an expert who testified on the standard of medical care should have been excluded as unreliable. Recently, the state supreme court disagreed.
A state appeals court has ruled that prospective tenants in Eau Claire presented insufficient evidence to prove a landlord discriminated against them on the basis of race and family status in refusing to consider them as tenants.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, has denied the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s public records request for video recordings held by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), reversing lower court decisions.
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A company that owned 72 residential apartment units in the City of Racine claimed the city imposed excessive property taxes. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the company is entitled to a refund for excessive taxation.
A young nurse who pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine will not be eligible for expungement of her criminal record despite her argument that the sentencing court did not adequately explain why the expungement request was denied.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear eight cases in January, including an appeal by a young man who argues that his criminal record should be expunged even though he was cited for underage drinking while on probation.
Jeremy Myers really wants someone to pay for violating a federal law that requires merchants to block out the last five digits of a credit card number on receipts. But a federal appeals court has ruled against Myers for the second time in three months.
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No published Wisconsin case has addressed whether an intentional trespass claim is subject to a three-year or six-year statute of limitations period for intentional torts. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that a three-year period applies.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which covers Wisconsin, has ruled that student-athletes are not employees entitled to a minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act, rejecting claims by former student-athletes.