In a tangled case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a settlement did not extinguish an auto insurer’s duty to defend hardware store chain owner Menard Inc. in a lawsuit commenced against Menard by an injured customer.
A state appeals court has ruled (2-1) against Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPW), which challenged provisions of an abortion-related law passed in 2011, but allayed some of PPW’s fears about criminal penalties and civil liability.
State v. Parisi, 2016 WI 10 (Feb. 24, 2016), that a warrantless blood draw by police was constitutional because it was supported by exigent circumstances.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court today adopted a petition that will require parties to file cases electronically (e-file) – starting at $20 per case, per party – after a public hearing that primarily addressed funding for a mandatory e-filing system.
Still grappling with surrogate expert testimony, the state appeals court is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether a toxicology report and supporting testimony can be admitted if the toxicology report’s author doesn’t testify.
Students from 16 Wisconsin high schools advance to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 33rd Annual High School Mock Trial semifinal event on Saturday, March 12, at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison.
Believing someone could be injured inside, police officers searched a Kenosha man’s home without a warrant, including a locked room that contained a marijuana plant. Recently, a Wisconsin Supreme Court majority (4-3) upheld the search.
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Two men who were civilly committed as sexually violent want to be released, and filed a discharge petition. Now the Wisconsin Supreme Court may hear their challenge to a 2013 law that changed the standard for review of such petitions.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has asked the co-chairs of the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council to study how to improve access to civil legal services for people who cannot afford a lawyer, the court noted in a press release last week.
A business with direct access to a busy rural state highway recently lost its state supreme court fight to obtain more compensation from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), which eliminated the business’s direct access.
In 2005, Michael Belleau was civilly committed as a “sexually violent person,” after serving prison time for sexually assaulting children. When released in 2010, Wisconsin law required him to wear a GPS monitoring device for the rest of his life. Recently, a federal appeals court upheld the state law, reversing a lower court.
Jan. 29, 2016 – The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors today set the amount of nonchargeable dues that members can recoup for FY 2017, and discussed the possibility of developing a voluntary certification program for paralegals in the state.
A lawful permanent resident of the U.S. who pled guilty to drug charges more than a decade ago can withdraw her pleas and enter new ones because she did not receive proper warnings about the immigration consequences of pleading guilty.
A criminal conviction in Wisconsin can lead to deportation for persons who are not U.S. citizens. But can judges consider a defendant’s immigration status as a factor in fashioning a sentence? The Wisconsin Supreme Court may soon decide.
TV, radio, and real life events have piqued the nation’s interest in legal cases and the justice system, especially in the last year. Now, Wisconsin high school students will get firsthand experience in dealing with the intricacies of presenting a court case.
An Australian newspaper in 2010 published an allegedly untrue statement about a man who now lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin. It said he faced prosecution in the U.S. “for allegedly producing a revolver at his daughter’s wedding.”
Mentor, professor, veteran, and former president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, James D. Ghiardi touched many lives as a Wisconsin lawyer and Marquette Law School professor.
Brian Harris argued it was a violation of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to allow statements he made to police to be used at trial, even though he made the statements without receiving any Miranda warnings.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority recently ruled that a warrantless police stop in a private parking garage was legal because police had reasonable suspicion to make the stop and the garage was not a constitutionally protected area.