Young Lawyers: Driving Innovation, Defining Our Future
Young lawyers are the change agents that will help instill the public's confidence in the legal system, help drive innovative solutions for access to justice, and advocate on important issues that impact the legal profession as a whole.
Modernizing Stark: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s Proposal
Health care entities have faced uncertainty when conforming physician compensation arrangements to federal requirements involving fair market value, commercial reasonableness, and potential tie-ins to physician referrals. Madeline Schmid and David Edquist review new rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that offer clarity, and relief, on these issues.
Cattau and Pleading Standards: Comments from the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Commentary from the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a recent case brings attention to pleading standards in Wisconsin. Sarah Zylstra discusses the recent comments that were issued in a per curiam decision in Cattau v. National Insurance Services of Wisconsin, Inc. “The comments indicate that a plaintiff must plead facts that satisfy each element of a cause of action in order to survive a motion to dismiss,” she writes.
When Measles Meets Due Process
During an outbreak of a contagious disease such as measles, public health officials primarily can respond in two ways: with vaccination and treatment and with isolation or quarantine. Individuals' constitutional rights may not be top of mind. Here is how courts may analyze the public health mechanisms available to Wisconsin officials.
The Quest for a Warrantless OWI Blood Draw
Wisconsin's law enforcement and justice systems have struggled to establish parameters for warrantless blood draws that promote effectiveness, consider limited resources, and protect individuals' constitutional rights. Read the status of warrantless blood draws after recent supreme court opinions.
Shifting Ground: Independent Contractors & Joint Employment
Workers' classification as employees or independent contractors affects how they are taxed and the rights they have under federal and state law. Classification and joint employment have evolved as the gig economy has expanded. But, determining who is an "employee" or an "employer" often is hard.
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State Bar Financials
Fiscal 2019 Audited Financial Results At A Glance ... State Bar of Wisconsin, July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
The Office of Lawyer Regulation, an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, provides these summaries for educational purposes.