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Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order now!
Quickly find case law to bolster your arguments. Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is a handy compilation of family law cases since 1977. It's updated 3 times a year so you always have the most up-to-date info. The July 2016 supplement includes three new casenotes and two revised casenotes. Order your copy today!
Navigate the complexities of child cases with the newly updated WI 2016 Children's Code and Juvenile Justice Code 2016. Keep the latest statutes at your fingertips - buy your copy today!
Confidently advise your business clients in a variety of situations with Business Litigation in Wisconsin. The newly revised 2nd edition includes the latest court decisions and legal developments impacting your clients. Order now!
Boosting Creative Competition: America Invents Act
Significant reforms to U.S. patent laws move from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-inventor-to-file" system, create new proceedings for challenging patents, and implement litigation reforms, with the goal of creating millions of jobs and securing the United States' position as an innovative-technology leader.
E-Discovery: Who Pays?
Wisconsin courts have not expressly addressed cost shifting involving discovery of electronically stored information. Recent rule amendments provide an ad hoc balancing test, which should be supported by common-sense efforts to reach agreements with opposing counsel in these situations.
Determining Reasonable Attorney Fees
Many Wisconsin statutes make it possible for prevailing parties to recover attorney fees from the opposing side. Recent changes, however, presumptively cap reasonable attorney fees at not more than three times the damages awarded and list factors a court must assess when making the award. Here is a look at how courts may interpret and apply the law.
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WebXtra Video: How should attorneys deal with cost-shifting disputes?
Discovery of electronically stored information can be expensive and time-consuming. Author Tim Edwards has some advice for attorneys facing these costs.
WebXtra Video: Moving to a "first-inventor-to-file" system
Our apologies. This video is unavailable. Shane Brunner explains significant reforms to U.S. patent laws in, "Boosting Creative Competition: America Invents Act."
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Ethics Opinion EF-12-01
Prevent Disclosure of Metadata
On June 15, 2012, the State Bar Professional Ethics Committee issued Formal Opinion EF-12-01, discussing lawyers' responsibility to avoid disclosing confidential information contained in metadata in electronic documents.
Can I Represent a Relative against Another Relative?
Although ethics rules do not explicitly bar lawyers from representing their relatives in matters opposing other family members, lawyers must exercise extreme caution to ensure they can provide effective advocacy in such situations.
Top OLR Complaints: Grievances on the Rise
Grievances filed with the Office of Lawyer Regulation are rising. Knowing the practice areas and types of errors most often complained about can alert you to vulnerabilities in your practice so you can prevent mistakes and problems.
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