Four people acquired real estate as tenants-in-common. One of them accumulated personal debt, including tax debt. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided which judgment creditor would receive property sale proceeds, and how much.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, has ruled that minor unnamed plaintiffs alleging that their physician touched their genitals inappropriately during medical exams cannot maintain the lawsuit because of the statute of limitations.
Employees who work for the City of Milwaukee, including law enforcement and Milwaukee public school teachers, can now live outside the city limits without fear of being fired, under a recent ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
June 20, 2016 – If you were looking for answers on what’s happening in the current race for U.S. President, Amy Walter certainly provided some to close out the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference in Green Bay last Friday.
If you heard attorney Paul Clement’s presentation yesterday on “The Roberts Court” at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference (AMC), you are smarter now and understand why he is one of the nation’s top advocates.
June 16, 2016 – Last evening, exactly 34 years to the day after Fran Deisinger took the attorney’s oath to become a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, he took the oath to lead the organization as its 61st president, a one-year term beginning July 1.
The 52-member Board of Governors also approved the concept of a voluntary paralegal certification program that the State Bar would develop and administer, approved new strategic priorities, and took other actions at its final board meeting of the fiscal year.
A circuit court properly denied a plea withdrawal motion without an evidentiary hearing, even though the defendant argued that he did not enter to plea knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today.
A convicted murderer will not get a new trial despite his challenge to an “intelligence analyst” who mapped his location based on cell phone data. Defendant Robert Cameron had argued that the witness was not properly screened as an expert.
The U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently rejected the appeal of a woman convicted and sentenced for defrauding numerous victims with fake profiles on dating websites, a scheme that resulted in $2.2 million in identifiable losses.
Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting lawyers with fraudulent emails that purport to be from bar associations, lawyer disciplinary boards, or other official entities that lawyers may interact with in their capacity as legal professionals.
A state appeals court has ruled against Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark Jr., who challenged a county budget that did not provide enough money for him to hire new law enforcement personnel that he deemed necessary to fulfill his duties.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that the state properly joined intimidation charges to a sexual assault case that was not opened yet when the defendant made repeated threats to his girlfriend, a witness, from a jailhouse phone.
The State Bar of Wisconsin recently welcomed 90 new Wisconsin lawyers, graduates of the U.W. Law School.
Epic Systems, a Wisconsin-based health care software company, can’t force certain employees to bring their wage and hour claims individually through arbitration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled last week.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that a woman involved in a car accident with a state employee cannot move forward with her lawsuit because she delivered notice of claim to the attorney general by personal service, not certified mail.
Criminal defense lawyers representing defendants accused of sexually violent crimes are not required to inform their clients that pleading guilty could result in the possibility of civil commitment, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (4-2).
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a district attorney cannot stop the Wisconsin Department of Justice from releasing public records about him to a local newspaper, concluding district attorneys don’t have a statutory right to block such records from being released.
The State Bar Welcomes the 126 graduates of Marquette University Law School who took the Attorney’s Oath and signed the Supreme Court Roll on May 23, 2016.
After 16 years as executive director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, George Brown has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2017. By the time he retires next year, Brown will have served almost 30 years in various State Bar roles.