Wisconsin Lawyer: Preserving Family Farms – and Law Firms
Keeping the farm in the family for future generations requires creative solutions for complex estate and business issues. Keeping the law firm going when you’re no longer around also requires thinking beyond the obvious. Effective estate and succession solutions demand advance planning – and follow-through.
Drunk Driver Gave Consent, Blood Test was Voluntary, Supreme Court Says
A man convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI), third offense, argued that a blood test should have been suppressed because he did not freely give consent. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court (5-2) upheld the conviction, but with differing views on application of the state's implied consent law.
Golf Pros Hit Fairway in Contract Dispute with the City of Madison
July 6, 2017 – Golf professionals (Golf Pros) that oversee public golf courses in Madison hit a nice approach in their lawsuit against the city, which declined to renew their contracts, winning an argument that the city is subject to the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL).
Highway Order Challenge Can Proceed but Timing Issue Not Resolved
Persons aggrieved by highway orders must file a challenge within 30 days of receiving a “final determination.” Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court revived a petition that challenged a highway order. But a majority could not agree when the 30-day clock starts ticking.