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Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Apr 20, 2011
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Auto insurance changes: New law rolls back coverage limits and prevents stacking
April 20, 2011 – Beginning Nov. 1, 2011, mandatory auto insurance limits will be cut in half, and drivers will not be required to maintain underinsured motorist coverage. In addition, insurance carriers will be able to prevent insureds from stacking coverage amounts that cover multiple vehicles.
The municipal regulation of wind energy in Wisconsin
April 20, 2011 — In March 2011, the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative Rules, in an unusual step, suspended proposed PSC rules for the uniform local regulation of wind power. Attorney Edward Marion summarizes the provisions of 2009 Wisconsin Act 40 limiting local control over wind energy systems, discusses the draft PSC rules, and sketches out the current state/local scheme for regulating wind energy systems.
Recounts: Balancing the finality of an election against the will of the electorate
April 20, 2011 — Wisconsin election officials could undertake the arduous task of recounting the results from the statewide April 5, 2011, election for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. Whether Wisconsin experiences another statewide recount, recounts play an important role in Wisconsin's electoral process. Attorney Rebecca Mason provides an overview of the recount process, including how a candidate appeals the recount results.
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William Colby: Talk with your family and clients about end-of-life decisions
April 20, 2011 — This month the State Bar reminds lawyers about the importance of promoting advance care planning with their families, friends, and clients. In this video, William Colby, attorney for the controversial Nancy Cruzan right-to-die case, talks about the legal and medical impact of these issues.
Learn, earn, and network at the June Real Estate & Business Law Institute and State Bar Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells
New supplement to PINNACLE estate planning bestseller now available
Board takes no position on pending voluntary bar petition, opposes petition to amend mandatory dues reduction rule
Fund for Client Protection sets 2012 assessment at $25, supreme court lifts cap on fund and sets assessment at $20
Free webinar offers tips to create a marketing plan in just 20 minutes a day
Pro Bono Initiative grants available for legal assistance projects, applications due May 13
Members invited to free Fastcase legal research webcast seminars
Recent jury verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitration awards
Ethical dilemmas: Lawyer knows of planned false testimony
Severe weather awareness week: Are you ready for Wisconsin’s severe weather challenges?
Madison-based group loses federal suit to stop presidential religious proclamations
Policy extension limited to a year where insurer failed to give policy expiration notice
Wisconsin Supreme Court could decide burden of proof issue in lemon law case
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