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.
A state appeals court has ruled that, under the public trust doctrine, a waterfront property owner can install a dock on flowage waters even though another property owner claims title to the submerged land over which the water flows.
Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for judicial appointment to the circuit court bench in both Burnett and Polk counties.
At the request of the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE), the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors (board) today voted to support rule changes that will clarify procedures for the rule on conditional admission to practice law in Wisconsin.
Police initiated a traffic stop for a broken tail light about 100 feet from the driver’s home. He pulled into his garage. Police entered the garage without a warrant to stop him. Recently, the state supreme court found no constitutional violation.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has rejected a line of published tax court decisions that invalidated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) levies when the IRS failed to prove that the taxpayer received proper notice of intent to levy.
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The City of Milwaukee conceded that it wrongfully charged special tax assessments against a residential apartment complex. But a state appeals court has ruled that a six-year statute of limitations may bar refund claims for certain years.
The 50/50 shareholders of a failed business owed more than $450,000 in debt obligations. Both settled separately with the lending bank. Recently, an appeals court ruled that one owner was not entitled to equitable contribution from the other.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack made judicial salaries a focal point of her State of the Judiciary address today, saying increased salaries will help the state “attract and retain highly skilled and knowledgeable judges.”
A Milwaukee police officer wanted a dirt bike for his son. Recently, a state appeals court upheld a decision to terminate the officer for falsifying a document that allowed him to take possession of an unclaimed dirt bike from police inventory.
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Repeat drunk drivers have an automatic right to appeal denied motions to suppress evidence after pleading guilty or no contest to the offense, but first-timers (civil offenders) don’t have that same right, a state appeals court recently ruled.
The estate of a woman killed by a tree branch while walking with her son recently won an appeal against the tree trimming company that caused the branch to fall, overcoming an argument the company had recreational immunity from the lawsuit.
Lawyers could get continuing legal education (CLE) credit for attending courses that enhance awareness about substance abuse, mental illness, and stress management, under a proposal recently filed by the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE).
A man convicted for attempted burglary – and suspected but not convicted for prior break-ins at the same home – must pay the victim for the security system she installed to stop the burglaries, an appeals court has ruled.
A woman charged with drug possession, drug paraphernalia, and bail jumping argued that she is immune from prosecution for crimes committed while “aiding” her friend, who overdosed on drugs. Recently, an appeals court agreed in part.
A private school in Milwaukee that receives public subsidies under the state’s school choice program asked the court to invalidate a settlement agreement that required the school to pay a surety bond. Recently, a state appeals court said no.
A county’s “social host ordinance” banning underage drinking at private residences did not strictly comply with a state law that regulates underage drinking. Thus, a parent fined for “hosting” an underage drinking party recently won his appeal.
Circuit courts could have a dedicated docket for large claim business and commercial cases in the near future, under a proposal recently submitted by a committee created by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack.