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A Louisiana man became paralyzed in 2012 after falling from a defective Trek bicycle he was renting in Texas. Trek’s primary insurer settled the case, then sought indemnification from Taiwanese insurers under products liability policies.
Douglas Kammer, who served as president of the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2009-2010, passed away Sept. 11, 2019.
A state appeals court has ruled that a woman who voluntarily quit her job after she was injured does not qualify for some worker’s compensation benefits.
A state appeals court has ruled that a class action can proceed against a health care provider regarding fees the provider charged to obtain medical records despite fee exemptions that apply when attorneys request records on behalf of clients.
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that a plaintiff’s debt collection claims against a Wisconsin law firm were properly dismissed since he did not show money owed was consumer debt.
From government regulation to litigation and legislation, from social policy to cultural competency, a major theme of this year’s Health, Labor, and Employment Law (HLE) Institute was the uncertainty of change and future trends.
July 3, 2019 – What you do is important. What you do is profound. You guard the dignity and integrity of the rule of law and advocate for an accessible justice system.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has dismissed a petition asking the court to transition the State Bar of Wisconsin to a voluntary organization, noting the petition is duplicative of a rule petition that the court dismissed last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated (5-4) a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that upheld the drunk driving conviction, seventh offense, of a Wisconsin man who was unconscious when police directed his blood drawn without a warrant.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority has overruled its prior 2016 decision, which struck down a 2011 law that gave the governor power to reject administrative rules promulgated by the state’s superintendent of public schools.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld (4-3) legislation that passed during a December 2018 extraordinary session, as well as 82 gubernatorial appointees who were confirmed, concluding the session did not violate the state constitution.
From prize-winning authors, legal journalists, and law professors to seasoned lawyers and judges, from new lawyers and new friends to Lambeau Field, the three-day 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference closed today with a victory.
Jill Kastner was sworn in as the State Bar of Wisconsin's 64th president last evening in Green Bay at the organization's Annual Meeting and Conference, noting that her presidential year isn't a spotlight for her personal successes as a lawyer-leader.
Judge Randy Koschnick, the Wisconsin Director of State Courts, gave remarks and took questions at the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors (board) meeting today and the board took several actions in its final meeting of the fiscal year.
On May 29, the State Bar of Wisconsin welcomed 110 new Wisconsin lawyers – graduates of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Among them are first-time lawyers in their families and fourth-generation lawyers. Welcome to the State Bar!
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled against a grandmother who wanted more visitation time with her granddaughter, concluding grandma did not overcome a presumption that favors parental decisions concerning their kids.
They are the 155 new Wisconsin lawyers, Class of 2019 graduates of the Marquette University Law School. Welcome to the practice of law!
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that police did not violate a driver’s Fourth Amendment rights by asking whether the driver had a concealed firearm in the vehicle and whether he had a permit to carry it.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a probationer’s argument that circuit courts have inherent authority to reduce the length of a probation term despite a statute that allows modification only under certain circumstances.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has announced the re-election of Chief Justice Patience D. Roggensack as the court’s chief justice. Chief Justice Roggensack, who has served as chief justice since May 1, 2015, will serve another two-year term.