March 12, 2018 – In the mid-1990s, DNA samples pinned one unknown suspect with five different sexual assaults. More than a decade later, the DNA was matched to Rodney Washington, who was convicted. Recently, the convictions were overturned.
A who man signed guaranty on a $5 million mortgage loan secured by a sprawling Door County property recently won an appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on the issue of a guarantor “credit” towards a money judgment against him.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors in 2016 voted against renewing a billboard lease near the airport in Madison, prompting a lawsuit for violations of the open meetings law. Recently, an appeals court said no such violation occurred.
A prosecutors' union argued that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) could not refuse to hold an annual union certification election for failure to file a petition for election. Recently, the state supreme court said it could.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has overturned the conviction of a Milwaukee police officer sentenced to 24 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a woman who called 911 to report vandalism by her neighbors.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court today denied a petition that sought to change how the State Bar of Wisconsin uses mandatory dues.
The Wisconsin Appeals Court has ruled that an estate’s personal representative could not file an appeal notice challenging foreclosure confirmation on because the representative was not an attorney licensed to practice law.
The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee today voted 11-10 on party lines to approve Milwaukee attorney and former circuit court judge Michael B. Brennan to fill a longstanding vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
While walking a public path, a woman was struck and killed by a tree branch cut by a tree trimming service. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled (4-2) that a recreational immunity statute does not bar an action against the tree company.
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The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors (board) today adopted a new policy on the pro rata amount members can withhold from annual State Bar dues tied to direct lobbying activities, previously known as the “Keller dues rebate amount.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) did not violate the state’s public records law when it withheld requested voter names during a union certification election period.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld domestic violence-related convictions, including aggravated and misdemeanor battery, despite the defendant’s argument that the court improperly admitted “other-acts” evidence.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently rejected an argument that the City of Milwaukee did not properly follow Wisconsin’s property tax assessment law when it used a mass appraisal method to value an income-producing property.
Under state law that governs restrictive covenants, a company cannot enforce an employment agreement against an employee who agreed not to poach other employees from the company, a Wisconsin Supreme Court majority (5-2) has ruled.
In a property dispute between brother and sister, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (4-3) that the public trust doctrine does not allow the sister to erect and maintain a pier on flowage waters over submerged land the brother owns.
A driver charged and convicted for drunk driving, seventh offense, recently lost an appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which ruled (4-3) that an officer did not violate the driver’s Fourth Amendment rights during a traffic stop.
Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today probed Milwaukee attorney Michael B. Brennan, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill an open seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In Wisconsin, expungement decisions must be made at the time of sentencing. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a young defendant could not seek a sentencing modification to address expungement after the sentencing.
Generally, parties in litigation are responsible for their own attorney’s fees, under the so-called “American Rule” that applies in Wisconsin. However, there’s an exception when a party is “wrongfully drawn into the litigation with a third party.”