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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Nov 16, 2011
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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 current info. The November 2016 supplement includes four new casenotes. Order your copy today!
Since 1982, The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence: A Courtroom Handbook has helped trial lawyers and judges find applicable rules of evidence, available commentary on those rules, and relevant case law when they needed them most. It can do the same for you. Plus, it's newly revised for 2017. Order now!
The Wisconsin Governmental Claims and Immunities Handbook is your guide to the world of governmental tort litigation - and now it's been updated for 2017. If you deal with claims against government entities, this is the book for you!
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Think of it as an encyclopedia for lawyers. The WI Attorney's Desk Reference contains recent case law and legislation impacting 11 practice areas and 35 topics. Treat yourself to a copy this holiday season.
Wisconsin adopts federal income tax treatment providing tax-free health benefits to certain adult children
Nov. 16, 2011 – As of Nov. 4, 2011, Wisconsin employers are no longer required to calculate and impute the fair market value of any employer-sponsored health benefits provided to adult children who will be under age 27 at the end of the tax year. This means Wisconsin employers should immediately stop all fair market value calculations and imputation of Wisconsin income with respect to these children, says attorneys Todd Cleary and Sven Skillrud.
Trespasser liability: Wisconsin Legislature votes to codify existing law
Nov. 16, 2011 – A bill passed in both the Wisconsin Assembly and the Senate and awaiting Gov. Walker's consideration would preempt Wisconsin courts from adopting a unitary duty of care to trespassers. Currently, possessors of real property have no duty to trespassers, besides refraining from willful, wanton, or reckless conduct causing injury or death without justification.
Judgment interest: Bill reducing interest rates on court judgments awaits final signature
Nov. 16, 2011 – Interest on civil court judgments in Wisconsin is currently 12 percent. But both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature have passed a bill that would change judgment interest rates in civil cases to the prime rate plus 1 percent, currently 4.25 percent.
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Courtroom technology: It's changing the way we do business, successful lawyers will adapt
Nov. 16, 2011 – In this video, Prof. Fredric I. Lederer discusses courtroom technology with State Bar Legal Writer Joe Forward. Lederer doesn't believe that the expense is prohibitive. Clever lawyers are already doing amazing things using iPads and other low-cost technologies, says Lederer.
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Supreme court rejects another voluntary bar petition
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Castle Doctrine (UPDATE): Expanded self-defense bill on its way to Gov. Walker’s desk
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Ethical dilemmas: When withdrawing is the only option
Employee’s pregnancy discrimination and family medical claims survive against law firm
New trial awarded to defendant in frat party sexual assault case
Pro se litigants lose on forfeiture rule in guardianship case between sisters
Wisconsin Supreme Court suggests show cause hearing before attorney sanctions imposed
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Office of Lawyer Regulation faces increased caseload amid budget constraints, according to 2011 annual report
Mark Gundrum appointed to District 2 Court of Appeals
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