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Hotel reservation deadline is July 4 for the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a late summer getaway in beautiful Door County while experiencing camaraderie with fellow lawyers, family court commissioners, and judges.
The 11th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy - July 14 & 15 in Sturgeon Bay - features judges, leading in-house counselors, professors, and IP subject matter experts presenting best-in-class IP CLE sessions. Register today!
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The Sophisticated User Doctrine Arrives
The sophisticated user doctrine may insulate a manufacturer from a negligence claim when a person or company that purchases a product as knowledgeable as the manufacturer about the product's hazards. The doctrine may have arrived, but questions remain about its scope, among other issues.
Deciding When to Mediate Business Disputes
Determining if mediation is the best method to resolve a business dispute requires a structured examination of several factors from many vantage points. Read how the nature of the parties and their relationship, the interests of concern to each party, the issues involved in the dispute, and the outcomes desired by the parties can inform the decision to mediate.
Wisconsin Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage: The Legal Context
Wisconsin law does not now recognize same-sex marriages and civil unions. The authors provide the legal context to explain why amending the Wisconsin Constitution to define marriage and prohibit civil unions is both unnecessary and bad public policy.
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Bar's new, improved Internet site, WisBar II, debuts in spring 2005.
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If you'd like to have a positive impact on the life of a low-income person who needs your legal expertise and service, consider taking the "Just Take Two" pro bono pledge as part of the State Bar's Pro Bono Initiative.
State Bar Bylaw Amendment
The Board of Governors revised SCR 10.05(2) regarding Board of Governors Districts.
Dumpster Disasters: Tips for Retiring Old Computers
Don't risk potential malpractice claims, ethical violations, embarrassment, or environmental contamination when it's time to dispose of computer equipment. Here are some tips to safely and ethically dispose of your old computers.
The Learned Intermediary Doctrine
A cousin of the sophisticated user doctrine also is garnering attention in Wisconsin. The learned intermediary doctrine has been applied in other states to "failure to warn" claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers. The premise underlying the learned intermediary doctrine is similar to that underlying the sophisticated user doctrine and contemplates a level of knowledge by the purchaser who can adequately warn any end user about the danger of the product.
JAG Duty Enhances Career
Enhance your civilian legal career with service to your country in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
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