This week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court raised the hourly rate paid to lawyers for court-appointed cases, from $70 to $100, but declined to take action regarding the $40 rate paid to private bar attorneys who take public defender cases.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that Wisconsin’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act does not control the outcome of a lawsuit alleging that a successor company is liable for the negligent handling of asbestos-containing products.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a business liability policy covering a convenience store did not cover a negligent supervision claim arising from a physical altercation between the store’s security guard and a store customer.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court could hear a case, on bypass from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, to decide whether a grandmother is entitled to additional visitation time with her granddaughter, including an annual weeklong vacation.
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Grover Ferguson was age 17 when he shot a Milwaukee woman three times, once in the face, during a 2015 carjacking. Recently, a federal appeals court upheld Ferguson’s 35-year prison sentence, which greatly exceeded federal guidelines.
The affidavits of three men who said two witnesses lied when they testified that David McAlister was involved in an armed robbery were not enough to grant McAlister’s request for a new trial, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled.
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In 2012, Radcliffe Haughton opened fire in a Milwaukee suburban spa, killing his wife, Zina, and two other victims before killing himself. Zina’s daughter, Yasmeen Daniel, later sued the website Haughton used to purchase the firearm.
The life and work of Vel Phillips, who passed away April 17, 2018, leaves a legacy that has forever reshaped the civil and legal landscape in Wisconsin.
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors approved a 2019 budget and heard reports on court e-filing developments and a petition to increase the hourly pay rate for private bar attorneys who take public defender appointments.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that an attorney’s presentment of an original note secured by a mortgage in court was enough to establish that the bank was entitled to judgment of foreclosure based on “possession” of the note.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court (6-1) has upheld the conviction of a man who transported a loaded handgun in his car’s glove compartment without a concealed carry license.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a Wisconsin federal district court decision that halted, at the pleadings stage, a Wisconsin woman’s federal claims against a Watertown police officer who arrested her.
The Wisconsin circuit and appeals courts ruled that Robert Shugarts could not tap his underinsured motorist coverage because his claim was untimely. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously reversed in favor of Shugarts.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that an appeal filed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must be heard by the District II Court of Appeals, based in Waukesha, rather than District IV, based in Dane County.
A defendant convicted of murdering his father at the age of 17 recently lost an appeal. A state appeals court rejected Dorian Torres’s argument that police violated the constitution when they entered his father’s home without a warrant.
A state appeals court recently ruled that a couple cannot proceed on negligent misdiagnosis claims against a physician because the lawsuit was not timely filed, applying Michigan’s statute of limitations under Wisconsin’s “borrowing statute.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a circuit court properly awarded attorney fees as an equitable remedy to a defendant who prevailed against a mortgage servicer that acted in bad faith and induced a mortgage default.