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    • What to Do After Making a Serious Error
    • When a lawyer makes a serious error that adversely affects a client’s case, the lawyer must take certain steps. The authors discuss a lawyer’s obligations under Wisconsin’s professional conduct rules and offer practice suggestions on how to handle difficult situations.
    • Regulating Medicine on the Internet
    • Although the Internet is an important tool in the health-care field, legal issues related to medical record privacy and confidentiality, health-care quality assurance, and medical e-commerce need to be resolved through regulation to protect health-care providers and consumers. Here is an overview of some important areas that require tighter controls.
    • Appraisal Provision Validated: Setting the Amount of Insured Loss
    • In Farmers Automobile Insurance Ass’n v. Union Pacific Railway Co., the Wisconsin Supreme Court set forth the standard for vacating or modifying insurance policy appraisal provisions used to set value for claimed losses. The court also tackled discovery and standard of review issues.
    • Exonerees’ Hardships after Freedom
    • Most exonerees lose everything in their legal battles to prove their innocence and gain their freedom: financial security, family ties, reputations, and more. Once the thrill of freedom fades, exonerated individuals face the hardship of rebuilding their lives and reintegrating in society with little preparation and support. The Wisconsin Exoneree Network is working to change that reality.