A state appeals court has clarified what it means to “release” confidential health care records in violation of state law, rejecting a patient’s claim that a health care provider’s employees violated the law when accessing his medical records.
Aug. 29, 2016 – A state appeals court recently reversed a man’s conviction for prohibited alcohol concentration (PAC), concluding that the trial judge could not decide the issue on directed verdict. That is, the jury was required to decide.
Aug. 26, 2016 – A man who pleaded guilty to selling a large amount of methamphetamine with his girlfriend in northwestern Wisconsin recently lost his federal appeal, despite his argument that the judge improperly calculated the quantity he sold.
Sitting en banc, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled (6-3) in favor of a prison inmate who claims his prison doctors violated the Eighth Amendment by failing to properly treat an Achilles tendon tear for more than two years.
A labor union that displayed a large inflatable rat and a fat cat to voice displeasure with an employer in the Wisconsin town of Grand Chute must go back to square one in its free speech case.
A nonsolicitation of employees agreement, which prohibited an employee from encouraging other employees to leave their jobs, is unenforceable under the state’s no compete law, a state appeals court has ruled.
Attorneys got the latest updates this week at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Health, Labor & Employment Law Institute. Learn why data is so important to the health care system, and get some other tips from speakers at the HLE in Wisconsin Dells.
A circuit court ordered a woman to pay more than $50,000 to her uncle’s estate after a jury determined she stole money from him while serving as his caretaker. Recently, a state appeals court cut that award to about $6,000.
Woodman’s Food Market sued Clorox Company for price discrimination when Clorox started selling larger bulk products to wholesale stores only. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected Woodman’s federal claim.
The circuit court in Fond du Lac County granted a motion to suppress blood test evidence in an operating while intoxicated (OWI) case, concluding that police coerced the driver to provide the sample. Recently, a state appeals court reversed.
A federal district judge in Wisconsin who talked about urban decay, social unrest, and personal experiences before sentencing a heroin dealer to 84 months in prison committed procedural error, a federal appeals court panel has ruled.
A state appeals court has ruled that a circuit court’s dismissal order was “final” even though the parties had not resolved a claim for contractual attorney fees, concluding the appeals court has jurisdiction to hear the appeal.
The July/August Wisconsin Lawyer looks in-depth at changes to the rules governing lawyers’ handling of trust property and presents Justice Prosser’s candid reflections on his career and the supreme court, and much more.
A woman convicted of welfare fraud 30 years ago will never get her childcare certification back, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled, a 5-2 majority upholding a 2009 law that bans childcare certifications if convicted for certain crimes.
Thirteen employers and law students were recognized July 20 as participants in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Clerkship Program. The program offers employers and students a unique opportunity to share experiences and to promote diversity in thelegal profession.
Attorney Daniel Kelly is Gov. Scott Walker’s pick to replace Justice David Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the governor announced last Friday. Justice Prosser, reelected to a 10-year term in 2011, retires effective July 31, 2016.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority (5-2) recently sided with an insurance company that retained damages received on a subrogation claim, despite a motorcycle accident victim’s argument that subrogation damages should go to him.
A majority of Wisconsin Supreme Court justices could not agree on whether a victim alleging sexual assault should be barred from testifying if she refuses to release her mental health treatment records for in camera inspection, or whether criminal defendant.
The G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy, a new State Bar of Wisconsin program, aims to give lawyers skills, strategies, and resources to become effective leaders in the profession and community. Apply by Aug. 15, 2016, to be included in its inaugural class.
Aman Singh committed three nonviolent crimes between 2008 and 2011, a period in which the Wisconsin Legislature twice shifted its stance on whether to allow prison inmates to be released early from prison for good behavior.