A state appeals court has ruled that plaintiff entities and individuals lack standing to challenge city resolutions concerning Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) districts through declaratory action, but may do so by way of certiorari review.
The State Bar of Wisconsin welcomes 82 new Wisconsin lawyers on May 31, graduates of the U.W. Law School, ready for the challenges of working in the legal profession.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has narrowly upheld the denial of a conditional use permit for non-metallic mineral mining submitted by a company that mines silica sand used in hydraulic fracturing, also known as sand fracking.
An insurer must pay about $685,000 in interest under a statute that requires insurers to promptly pay insurance claims or pay interest, unless the insurer provides reasonable proof to establish the insurer is not responsible for payment.
A coalition of legal experts filed a petition (17-06) today asking the state supreme court to remedy what it views as a constitutional crisis caused by the nation’s lowest pay rate for lawyers taking appointments from the State Public Defender (SPD).
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has added 11 cases to its docket, including ones involving the concealed carry statute, one involving the recreational immunity statute, and another involving disorderly conduct and free speech.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court and the State Bar of Wisconsin welcomed 148 new Wisconsin lawyers – alumni of Marquette University Law School.
Lee Gaethke alleged that he slipped and fell on ice while walking on motel property in Kenosha. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the jury had enough evidence to support a negligence finding under Wisconsin’s safe place statute.
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission seeks qualified candidates for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that a former Walgreens employee is entitled to unemployment benefits, concluding the Labor Industry Review Commission (LIRC) incorrectly ruled that she did not qualify based on substantial fault.
An attorney with written authorization to obtain a client’s medical records for a case is exempt from paying certain fees that may apply to third-party medical record requests from health care providers, the state supreme court has ruled.
Advances in assistive reproductive technology are giving new parentage options to individuals who are in same-sex marriages, are dealing with infertility, or both. But Wisconsin law is not keeping pace. Which leads one to ask: Who is the “parent” when a surrogacy agreement falls apart?
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently rejected a man’s claim that he could not be punished on two counts of hit and run causing two deaths because he only committed one crime, fleeing from the scene of the accident.
A construction worker fell through a hole at a building his employer was renovating. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court relied on the caveat emptor doctrine to conclude that a previous long-term tenant bears no liability for the injuries.
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission is extending the deadline for additional candidates for a vacancy in the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Christopher E. Rogers, with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison, is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Find out election results for State Bar officer, Board of Governors, and Divisions.
A criminal defendant forfeited his constitutional right to counsel, under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, when he failed to cooperate with three lawyers appointed to represent him, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled.
A man charged with drunk driving argued that his attorney was deficient for failing to object when the prosecutor told the jury that the defendant refused a breathalyzer test. The state supreme court recently rejected the argument.
The board also approved a voluntary paralegal certification program and approved the budget for 2018, which includes a $4 dues increase.
Thirty-nine attorneys took the oath to become Wisconsin lawyers, passing the bar exam in February. Here are a few of their stories.