On Oct. 22, 2019, the Director of State Courts petitioned the court to amend Wis. Stat. section 757.60(9) and (10), SCR 70.17(9) and (10), and to renumber Wis. Stat. section 753.06(9)(d). The petition proposed transferring Iron County from the ninth judicial district to the tenth judicial district for reasons of judicial efficiency.
On March 13, 2019, the Office of Lawyer Regulation Procedure Review Committee petitioned the court to amend certain SCRs in chapters 21 and 22 to streamline the disciplinary process, including eliminating District Committees, allowing the OLR to reach an earlier resolution of grievances in appropriate circumstances, and to promote cooperation between the OLR and attorneys.
Three cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court address whether the federal government is required to pay health insurers money under the risk corridors statute. Richelle Ladwig reviews the cases and its implications. “At stake is whether the government can be a trusted business partner for private entities,” she writes.
This article looks at eight significant Wisconsin federal court decisions from 2019 interpreting Wisconsin law on a variety of subjects, including tort, health care, employment law, and more.
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.
On March 13, 2019, the OLR Procedure Review Committee and the Reinstatement Subcommittee filed a petition asking the court to modify the Supreme Court Rules pertaining to reinstatement after an attorney’s law license has been suspended or revoked, to promote efficiency in the reinstatement process.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued 54 authored decisions in the 2018-19 term. This article provides statistics and analysis, as well as insights from civil and criminal lawyers, with the holdings and votes in all 54 decisions.