Courthouse News Service, which covers state and federal courts nationwide, recently lost a fight to compel a circuit court clerk in Illinois to release newly filed complaints to reporters the moment they are received by the clerk’s office.
An arbitrator awarded $10 million in damages to 174 employees in a class arbitration action for wage and hour violations originating in Wisconsin. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit now says that award must be revisited.
A toll-free legal hotline is available to victims of Wisconsin’s recently declared federal disaster area in Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently approved a petition to modify Wisconsin’s default judgment rule, which currently allows a plaintiff to move for a default judgment against a defendant who fails to timely answer a complaint.
Addressing the low hourly rate paid to private bar attorneys who take public defender cases is a priority for Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, who delivered the State of the Judiciary Address today.
In a unanimous decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently applied a “cause theory” to limit coverage for damages that property owners sustained in the 2013 “Germann Road Fire,” a forest fire that burned more than 7,300 acres.
There has been more change in the legal profession in the last 15 years than the previous 50 years, according to some industry experts. Embrace change and innovation. Adapt or die. Those are clear messages from the 2018 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference.
Antoinette Lang, who tripped over electrical cords at a music festival, can proceed with her negligence claims against the sound company, now that a state appeals court has reversed a circuit court decision in favor of the defendants.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to consider whether a circuit court should have suppressed the results of a blood sample where the defendant withdrew her consent to be tested before the lab analyzed the blood.
State law requires subsidized bus transportation for children attending private school, in some cases. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld (2-1) a decision to deny such benefits to a private, religious school.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is holding a public hearing tomorrow morning on a petition that would allow parties filing counterclaims or cross claims to move for a default judgment when an opposing party fails to timely reply.
An artisanal butter company based in Ohio recently lost a three-pronged constitutional challenge to Wisconsin’s butter-grading requirement, concluding the grading system requirements are rationally related to legitimate state interests.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that two horseback riders injured while riding in Wisconsin cannot sue for negligence because of Wisconsin’s equine immunity statute, which recognizes the inherent risk involved.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently reversed a $6.7 million jury award against Milwaukee County, concluding the county is not required to pay for the actions of a jail corrections officer found to have raped a female inmate.
Equality and disparate incarceration were central themes in remarks that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet, the newest member of the court, presented at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors’ meeting recently.
They come from across the U.S. and the world – and are ready to start the next step in their lives. The State Bar welcomes 69 new Wisconsin lawyers.
Improving the lives of Milwaukee youth tangled in the criminal justice system, examining “unsubstantiated” child abuse, and how the #MeToo movement marks a changing tide for employers, including lawyers. The September Wisconsin Lawyer explores these topics and much more.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the City of Madison did not violate the due process rights of a public worker seeking backdated hours and wages for purposes of retirement benefits in the public system.
A federal appeals court recently remanded a case to determine whether 11 Milwaukee police officers are entitled to qualified immunity in a case involving a 22-year-old Milwaukee man, Derek Williams, who died while police were arresting him.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court held its first oral arguments of the term yesterday. It was the first set of cases for the court’s newest member, Justice Rebecca Dallet, while the court's most senior member, Justice Shirley Abrahamson, began the last year of a judicial career that spans five decades.