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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Nov 16, 2011
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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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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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Mark Gundrum appointed to District 2 Court of Appeals
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