For many years, Wisconsin's pleading standard for litigation appeared to differ from the federal-court standard, but in 2019 the Wisconsin Supreme Court announced the standards are essentially the same. In Cattau, the court clarified this decades-long misunderstanding.
This article looks at nine significant Wisconsin federal court decisions interpreting Wisconsin law in late 2017 and 2018 on a variety of subjects, including tort, contract, corporate, fair dealership, and insurance law and more.
Lawyers filing appellate briefs should be aware that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals computer system is reordering the record, making the record identifications in the clerk of circuit court's certification incorrect. Sarah Zylstra discusses how to find the listing of the record as reordered by the court of appeals.
During the 2017-18 term, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled its own precedent three times. That's more than in any other recent term, and it raises questions: Is the uptick an anomaly or part of a trend? And what does it say about stare decisis in Wisconsin? Clues to the answers may lie in the recent past.
This article looks at 10 significant Wisconsin federal court decisions interpreting Wisconsin law in 2017 on a variety of subjects including tort, corporate, fair dealership, insurance law, and more.