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    • Social Host Liability for Underage Drinking
    • The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently declined to extend liability to persons who, despite being aware of an underage drinking party on their property, did not actually provide the alcohol that led to a tragic car accident. If such an expansion of liability is to occur, the court said it should come from the legislature. The author explores the history of social host liability for underage drinking in Wisconsin and the current state of the law after the supreme court’s Nichols decision.
    • Business Owners in Divorce: A Basic Overview
    • Unique issues arise when a business owner is a party in a divorce action, including valuing the business and determining income available for support or maintenance. Here is a basic overview of the issues for attorneys representing either the business owner or the nonmanaging spouse.
    • Mediating Complex Construction Claims
    • Large and complex construction claims cases often involve 20 or more parties, millions of dollars in claims, complicated factual and legal issues, intricate insurance coverage questions, a host of conflicting motivations and perspectives, and often occur while construction is ongoing. Here are some broad lessons learned from mediating complex multiparty cases.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Inside the Bar
  • Choosing Citizenship
  • Sara Liu became a U.S. citizen on April 15, the day most American tax-payers dread.
  • President's Message
  • Thank You and Farewell
  • We’ve made good progress on the three initiatives I laid out for this year: access to justice, unauthorized practice of law, and the Wisconsin Judicial Integrity Committee. I plan to focus my time now on judicial election reform.
  • Managing Risk
  • Avoiding the Dangers of Metadata
  • Not paying attention to metadata in electronic files can cause embarrassment and serious damage to your practice and reputation. You must keep confidential information confidential. Here’s why.