- Treating All Grapes Equally: Interstate Alcohol Shipping After Granholm
- Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Granholm v. Heald striking down state efforts to stem the cross-border flow of wine, even sober minds are challenged to understand the degree to which the dormant Commerce Clause limits state discretion in regulating alcohol-beverage distribution. Despite lower-court decisions interpreting, and legislative responses to, the Granholm decision, questions remain.
- Hey! That’s my land! Understanding Adverse Possession
- Adverse-possession disputes are emotionally charged matters that are pervasive in Wisconsin. Recent cases heard by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals highlight some of the many complications of adverse possession and provide insight into how to prove and def end adverse-possession claims and how to avoid a dispute in the first place.
- Using the New, Flawed Residential Offer Form
- As of March 1, real estate licensees are required to use the 2010 WB-11 – residential offer to purchase form, authorized by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. The new form, however, contains substantive drafting errors that might requi re a recall of the form. Until then, here is some guidance on using the form.
- Wisconsin’s New OWI Law
- 2009 Wisconsin Act 100, relating to impaired driving, takes effect July 1, 2010. Among several important changes, the law creates new misdemeanor classifications, establishes probation eligibility for all criminal OWI offenders, permits all counties to adopt programs that offer reduced jail sentences on completion of treatment and supervision, expands orders and penalties regarding ignition interlock devices, and affects occupational license eligibility.
- Divorce Wisconsin Style: Pro Se Trends
- A recent empirical study in Waukesha County looked at why divorce litigants might choose to represent themselves and whether pro se representation affects the incidence and amount of spousal maintenance in divorce. The results suggest how pro se trends a ffect family law practitioners in the 21st century.
- Consequences of Returned Mail: Postage Due
- Some courts and government agencies will not accept postage-due mail, but a recent survey conducted by the Milwaukee office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service revealed that a surprisingly large amount of mail from Wisconsin lawyers was recorded as und erpaid. This article explains current postal rates and pricing to help lawyers avoid missing filing deadlines and upsetting clients, opposing counsel, and the courts.