Insurers have a duty to defend businesses that supplied the wrong ingredient for inclusion in a probiotic health supplement, a state appeals court has ruled, concluding that the error caused “property damage” that is covered under their policies.
Governor Scott Walker is seeking applicants for judicial appointment to the La Crosse County Circuit Court.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with WISC-TV and WisPolitics to host a debate between Wisconsin Attorney General candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel this Wed., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the State Bar Center in Madison.
Oct. 24, 2014 – Financial personalities and money was just one topic at the 2014 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference in Wisconsin Dells – which started yesterday and ends tomorrow – where more than 300 participants gathered to network, learn, and relax.
A state appeals court has ruled that a “mass action” filed by teachers against the Neenah Joint School District was not barred by a statute that requires a notice of claim against a government entity to be filed by the claimants.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has added 13 cases to its docket, including one to determine insurance coverage for damages in a natural gas explosion that injured workers, destroyed a church, and damaged nearby residential property.
A 14-year-old named Joel admitted to robbing a woman at knifepoint in Milwaukee, but later argued that the admission wasn’t recorded by police and thus could not be admitted as evidence. Recently, a state appeals court disagreed.
Condo owners who did not rent their units to the public paid a “fee in lieu of room” tax to the City of Delevan. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the fee constituted an illegal tax and the condo owners were not required to pay it.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a ruling in favor of the Wisconsin Indian tribes seeking relief from a judgment upholding a Wisconsin law that banned them from hunting deer at night.
Barry Hunt was seriously injured when his vehicle collided with a Dane County snow plow. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that a statutory damages cap does not limit Hunt’s ability to recover under his underinsured motorist insurance policy.
A relatively new law known as the “castle doctrine,” which gives residents more legal protection when they injure or kill someone who enters their home without permission, did not extend to a man who shot at intruders outside his home.
Wisconsinites are not required to show photo identification (ID) to vote in upcoming elections, under an emergency order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with WISC-TV and WisPolitics to host a debate between Wisconsin Attorney General candidates Brad Schimel and Susan Happ on Wed., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the State Bar Center in Madison.
It is possible that the U.S. Supreme Court could halt implementation of Wisconsin’s photo identification (ID) law before the November election, despite a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which said the law was okay.
Federal workplace safety regulations do not preempt an injured employee from receiving additional worker’s compensation under state law, according to a split decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court that affirms a lower appeals court.
A federal appeals court ruling that said Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional remains intact, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider seven petitions asking the nation’s high court to decide the issue.
Oct. 3, 2014 – With a shortage of lawyers in some small towns, and some small town-lawyers nearing retirement, is it time to consider rural practice? The October Wisconsin Lawyer, now available online, explores the pros and cons of being a country lawyer.
Christopher Thomas refused when police asked to search the trailer that he shared with Jeremiah Popp. But officers peered inside windows with flashlights, revealing equipment commonly associated with manufacturing illegal drugs. The two were arrested and ultimately convicted.
A law that requires Wisconsin voters to show photo identification at the polls will remain in place until the U.S. Supreme Court decides otherwise, according to a recent 5-5 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Sept. 30, 2014 – Surrounded by family and friends, 59 lawyers who passed the bar exam were admitted to practice in Wisconsin yesterday.