Blog of Experience
Lessons from the Past
Events of the past few years in the U.S. bear a disturbing resemblance to events of the Roman Empire before its fall, says Myron LaRowe, including polarized politics and civil unrest. What are the lessons to learn from the past?
Litigation Section Blog
The Scourge of Boilerplate Objections
Boilerplate objections in response to written discovery requests in civil cases cause undue delay, excessive costs, and needless consumption of time, say Ralph Tease and David Blinka. Wisconsin courts should not hesitate to sanction those who use boilerplate objections to evade discovery obligations.
Nonresident Lawyers Blog
Civics, Voting, the STEM Disciplines, and the Future
The ABA House of Delegates in February 2020 passed a resolution urging voter preregistration for 16- to 18-year-olds. James Casey talks about the resolution – and how it reinforces the importance of civics education in U.S. schools. This importance is even more critical given the November 2020 U.S. election and the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, he says.
Health Law Section Blog
PREP Act Provider Immunity and COVID-related Litigation
Little used before COVID-19, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act aimed to shield drug makers from liability when bringing vaccines to market during a public health emergency. Stephen Veit gives an overview of the Act and discusses recent cases involving health care providers in the COVID-19 era.