The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently accepted review of six criminal cases, including one to determine whether an expunged operating while intoxicated (OWI) conviction can be used to support a conviction for a second offense.
It’s called “candling,” using bright lights behind scratch-off cards to read numbers or symbols that might reveal a winning prize. Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that a Wisconsin-based company met the security standard for anti-candling.
Landowners in the Town of Hixton, in Jackson County, recently lost an appeal to stop a frac sand mine in the town. A state appeals court ruled that their complaint did not adequately state a claim for “anticipated private nuisance.”
A state appeals court recently clarified the elements necessary to succeed on a fraudulent transfer claim in Wisconsin, concluding the judgment creditor in the case failed to prove a transfer was made to an insider for an antecedent debt.
From health care cybersecurity to cannabis law, from #MeToo to protecting confidential employer data, the 2018 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute was action packed with big players and big information.
A state appeals court has ruled that the Board of Supervisors (Board) for Milwaukee County can compel the county executive to appear at Board meetings to provide information and answer questions, in addition to other rulings.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that the Madison Metropolitan School District is not liable for damages to a former student who alleged a security assistant sexually abused her when she was an eighth grade student.
The state appeals court has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review a case involving the “forfeiture by wrongdoing” doctrine and whether out-of-court statements by a homicide victim can be used against the accused killer.
A 1938 Talbot Lago, worth more than $7 million, went missing 17 years ago. Milwaukee police learned the vehicle was shipped to Europe based on fraudulent documents. Recently, those claiming ownership moved one step closer to recovering it.
Kimberley Motley is the only foreign lawyer practicing in Afghanistan. Why does she do it? A new law affects divorcing parents who want to relocate with children. The new EU Privacy Law affects Wisconsin lawyers and clients, really. The July/August Wisconsin Lawyer looks at these and other matters.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Wisconsin prison officials violated the constitutional rights of a transgender inmate by prohibiting her from taking hormones, reversing the lower court’s ruling.
Police found drugs while arresting a man on a bench warrant for an unpaid $298 municipal fine. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the man’s argument that the warrant was invalid, requiring suppression of the drug evidence.
Terrance Egerson, accused of violating domestic abuse injunctions and stalking, stated that he wanted to represent himself after his lawyer withdrew. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that he did not clearly invoke a right of self-representation.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that the City of Milwaukee violated the rights of employee-members of the public Employee Retirement System (ERS) by changing voting rules to the ERS Annuity and Pension Board (ERS Board).
Did you know that 14 State Bar of Wisconsin sections are blogging? Recently, four different sections released four new blogs on Wisconsin’s new child relocation statute, considerations for mediation, and the civil procedure overhaul.
A drunk driver will be resentenced now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (4-3) that a judge improperly increased his sentence for refusing a warrantless blood draw. Three dissenters called on the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (4-2) that a political science professor at Marquette University must be reinstated as a tenured professor and receive damages (including back pay) after he was suspended for a blog he posted in 2014.
Laws that prevent joint operation of funeral homes and cemeteries recently withstood a challenge at the state Supreme Court, with a 5-2 majority rejecting a cemetery owner’s facial challenge on equal protection and due process grounds.
A newspaper reporter requested records on “closed complaints” against a professor at U.W.-Oshkosh. The professor challenged the request, but a state appeals court recently ruled that nothing bars the records from being released.
The state Supreme Court has upheld the warrantless blood draw of a suspected drunk driver who was unconscious when the blood draw was performed.